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pique

noun :: A cotton fabric, figured in the loom, — used as a dress goods for women and children, and for vestings, etc.

noun :: A feeling of hurt, vexation, or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; irritation of the feelings, as through wounded pride; stinging vexation.

verb :: To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to offend; to excite to anger.

verb :: To provoke; arouse:

“The movie preview piqued my curiosity.”

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