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piquant
used in The Brothers Karamazov

4 uses
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Definition
having an agreeably pungent or spicy taste

or:

engagingly stimulating or provocative
  • What gave the marriage piquancy was that it was preceded by an elopement, and this greatly captivated Adelaida Ivanovna's fancy.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (5% in)
  • These paragraphs, it was said, were so interesting and piquant that they were soon taken.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (35% in)
  • I made it up to add piquancy.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (13% in)
  • But Fyodor Pavlovitch, who was among them, sprang forward and declared that it was by no means impossible, and that, indeed, there was a certain piquancy about it, and so on....
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (10% in)

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