"piques" in the noun sense
tightly woven fabric with raised cords
2. pique, temper, irritation
a sudden outburst of anger
"his temper sparked like damp firewood"
"piques" in the verb sense
1. pique, offend
cause to feel resentment or indignation
"Her tactless remark offended me"
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