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provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
shuffle - mix together; jumble; move (something) from one place to another; slide (the feet) along the ground while walking; Ex. shuffle papers from one pile to another; N.
diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating
incident - event; event that causes a crisis
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)