July 19th, 2000

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Today's word is....

pi·quant
Pronunciation: 'pE-k&nt, -"känt; 'pi-kw&nt
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle French, from present participle of piquer
Date: 1630
1 : agreeably stimulating to the palate; especially : SPICY
2 : engagingly provocative; also : having a lively arch charm
synonym see PUNGENT
- pi·quant·ly adverb
- pi·quant·ness noun