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Adjective
Vexing
Verb
Present participle for make angry
“It is therefore forbidden to provoke a person, thereby causing him to sin in anger, even though it is not certain that he will do so.”
Verb
Present participle for to bring about
“In his debut novel he sets out to provoke strong reactions and, given his subject matter, doubtless he will succeed.”
Verb
“She is also comfortable following a traditional line with novels that do not seek to challenge or provoke the reader.”
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