provoker


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Noun1.provoker - someone who deliberately foments trouble; "she was the instigator of their quarrel"
ringleader - a person who leads (especially in illicit activities)
bad hat, mischief-maker, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler - someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
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Go, I say, to her, who washed the wounds, and straighted the corpse, and gave to the slain man the outward show of one parted in time and in the course of nature Go to her, she was my temptress, the foul provoker, the more foul rewarder, of the deed let her, as well as I, taste of the tortures which anticipate hell!''
(76) In other words, killing due to provocation is less serious in light of the contributory guilt of the provoker. That is, if one person assaults another, and the other fights back and kills the attacker, the result is less serious than that of most instances of murder, and, consequently, the legal liability ought to be reduced from murder to manslaughter.
Diana Raab is a memoirist, poet, blogger, workshop facilitator, thought provoker, and an award-winning author of seven books and over a thousand articles and poems, as well as the editor of two anthologies.
An aggrieved animal can only express its frustration by attacking the provoker. Therefore, it is grossly odd and odious for those elected primarily to ensure convergence of position through proper articulation of views to descend to attacking each other to establish a point.
One of the interesting things about international marketing is that brands have free reign to criticise and throw shade at each other, with two competing businesses in the same sector trading jabs in multiple ads, one brand being the provoker and the other expected to return with a comeback.
At this moment, the professor abandons his role as a detainer and becomes a guide and epistemological provoker, instructing the students on how to build learning.
" Hello, my name is Nouf, and I am not a provoker, inciter nor a wrecker, nor a terrorist, nor a criminal or a traitor.
"So it's not meant to be massively prescriptive but it's meant to be a thought provoker to get some feedback."
In the Moroccan capital, Rabat, tens of thousands of protesters marched down the city's main thoroughfare chanting slogans including, "The people want to liberate Palestine" and "Death to Israel, enemy of the people and provoker of wars."
Over deeper flats, Lewis often upsizes to a 1/4-ounce jig with a MirrOlure Provoker to reach fish holding lower in the water column.
Otherwise, MP Mehmeti addressed fierce critics to her fellow party member Artan Grubi calling him "hooligan and provoker of conflicts", listing him against the main culpable for degrading the authority of party leader Ali Ahmeti.
The arrival of the Turner Prize, that great promoter of artistic talent and provoker of public outrage, may mark a turning point.