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

  Pique \Pique\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Piqued; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Piquing.] [F. piquer. See Pike.]
     1. To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate;
        to fret; to offend; to excite to anger.
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              Pique her, and soothe in turn.        --Byron.
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     2. To excite to action by causing resentment or jealousy; to
        stimulate; to prick; as, to pique ambition, or curiosity.
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     3. To pride or value; -- used reflexively.
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              Men . . . pique themselves upon their skill.
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     Syn: To offend; displease; irritate; provoke; fret; nettle;
          sting; goad; stimulate.
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