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pro vuh kay shuhn

  • n  unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
  • n  something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
  • n  needed encouragement
    the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation

  • I was the provocation, beingin the eyes of the mobthe detestable spawn of her traitorous union with a Westerner.
  • Teachers talk approvingly of "fun provocation going on in the 3s.
  • Where Kawakubo ventures, other designers will inevitably followher influence fueled by her consistent provocation.
News & Articles

  • Man shoots moose at Denali National Park and Preserve
    A visitor to Denali National Park and Preserve shot a cow moose that allegedly charged him and his family. According to Denali Spokeswoman Kris Fister, on Thursday evening the man who shot the moose was visiting the park with his two young children when the moose charged. According to Fister there was no provocation when the group was charged and they did attempt to get away without harming the ...
    June 11, 2013 - KTVF Fairbanks

  • Barack Obama in FOXNews
    This provocation underscores the need for action -- not just this afternoon at the UN Security Council, but in our determination to prevent the spread of these weapons. Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished,Obama said in a speech...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington Post
    We are working hard to avoid an escalation of belligerence and provocation,Clinton said.
  • Lee Myung-bak in The Associated Press
    North Korea should clearly and frankly admit and apologize for its wrongdoing over its provocation,Lee said in a speech.

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