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      n  
1    a feeling of resentment or irritation, as from having one's pride wounded  
      vb   , piques, piquing, piqued   tr  
2    to cause to feel resentment or irritation  
3    to excite or arouse  
4    foll by: on or upon   to pride or congratulate (oneself)  
     (C16: from French, from piquer to prick, sting; see pick1)  
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pique, piquet, picquet, perique

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