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foment

(fō-mĕnt′)
tr.v. fo·mented, fo·menting, fo·ments
1. To arouse or incite (trouble, for example).
2. To treat (the skin, for example) by fomentation.

fo·ment′er n.
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Indeed, the founders viewed parties as dangerous fomenters of conflict.
What can be made of this recent spurt of communal mayhem, widely reported in the Israeli press and picked up by American media, in which Haredim are not the hapless victims of violence but its fomenters? Are the ultra-Orthodox of Israel a different breed from their ultra-Orthodox cousins in America?
Alongside Israel, they are the main fomenters of antisemitism in the world today." (24)
(2) The same rhetoric animates the propaganda of anti-tax fomenters since the founding of the republic.
Bill Jenkins, as Justus notes, reflects a "subversive resistance to progress" as seen in Irving's 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' playing "a sneaky version of Brom Bones to Squire Primm's Ichabod Crane," and shares a kinship with Longstreet's Ransy Sniffle and Hooper's Yellow Legs, "fomenters of mischief and tormentors of frauds" (477).
Even though Bakkar showed some independence on this occasion, he later came down in favor of Ibn Tulun, by ruling that the aman (safe-conduct) that had been offered to al-'Abbas's companions, the supposed fomenters of the rebellion, was not valid.
In advance of the elections, the government has launched a wave of arrests intended to try to discredit some of the hardline Shiite leadership as fomenters of violence and tools of Iran.
I discovered a real sense of how important libraries have been as repositories of culture, seats of education, and fomenters of scholarship.
Although Hindu newspapers also waged a full-scale war against the rulers; however, the Muslim newspapers were regarded as the fomenters of revolt and its chief beneficiaries.
As for the Blacks caught up in it, all were victims of different kinds and degrees: the war captives shipped abroad, the war dead and the war survivors left in Africa, all those who resisted the pressure to collaborate, and even those among the Black procurers, far from the coast, who never made contact with the Whites but unwittingly served the interest of the European war fomenters. All were caught in the toils of a devilish system whose totality they were in no position to see or guess; all were driven by overpowering forces beamed and controlled from outside their societies, forces which crushed all resistance, even those put up by African kings and queens, such as Affonso of the BaKongo and Nzinga of the N'gola.
The government says it long ago freed without trial those who had simply joined in the protests and was only prosecuting actual organizers and fomenters as well as those who committed violent acts.