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A leader or speaker who stirs up the passions of the masses; a demagogue.

rab′ble-rous′ing adj. & n.
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Adj.1.rabble-rousing - arousing to action or rebellion
provocative - serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy; "a provocative remark"; "a provocative smile"; "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope
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A. Ndemagogia f, agitación f
B. ADJdemagógico
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