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 for provocative
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Provocative \Pro*vo"ca*tive\, a. [L. provocativus: cf. OF.
     Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate;
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Provocative \Pro*vo"ca*tive\, n.
     Anything that is provocative; a stimulant; as, a provocative
     of appetite.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: 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 [ant: unprovocative, unprovoking]
      2: exciting sexual desire; "her gestures and postures became
         more wanton and provocative"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  165 Moby Thesaurus words for "provocative":
     acceptable, adorable, aggravating, aggravative, agitating,
     agreeable, alluring, annoying, appealing, appetizing, arousing,
     attractive, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, breathtaking,
     cajoling, captivating, catching, challenging, charged, charismatic,
     charming, cliff-hanging, coaxing, come-hither, contentious,
     coquettish, desirable, disquieting, distracting, distressing,
     disturbing, electric, enchanting, encouraging, energizing,
     engaging, enravishing, enthralling, enticing, entrancing, enviable,
     erotic, exasperating, exasperative, exciting, exhilarating, exotic,
     fascinating, fetching, flirtatious, galling, galvanic, galvanizing,
     glamorous, goad, harassing, heady, heart-expanding, heart-stirring,
     heart-swelling, heart-thrilling, humiliating, hypnotic, impetus,
     impressive, impulse, incensing, incentive, incitation, incitement,
     inflammatory, infuriating, interesting, intoxicating, intriguing,
     inviting, irksome, irresistible, irritating, jarring, jolting,
     juicy, likable, lively, lovable, maddening, mesmeric, mind-blowing,
     mortifying, motivation, mouth-watering, moving, nettlesome,
     offensive, outrageous, overcoming, overmastering, overpowering,
     overwhelming, perturbing, piquant, plaguing, pleasing,
     prepossessing, prompting, provoking, provoquant, push, racy,
     ravishing, readable, rich, rousing, seducing, seductive, sensual,
     sensuous, sexy, siren, sirenic, soul-stirring, spellbinding,
     spellful, spicy, spirit-stirring, spur, stimulant, stimulating,
     stimulative, stinging, stirring, striking, succulent, suggestive,
     suspenseful, suspensive, taking, tantalizing, teasing, telling,
     tempting, thought-challenging, thought-inspiring,
     thought-provoking, thrilling, thrilly, tickling, titillating,
     titillative, to be desired, toothsome, troubling, unobjectionable,
     unsettling, upsetting, vexatious, vexing, voluptuous, winning,
     winsome, witching, worth having, wounding

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