TODAY’S WORD = PUGNACIOUS

From William

Words are what makes our life work.

We have words for everything and everybody.

So, let us give you a CHALLENGE OF WORDS!!

This will increase your vocabulary for one.

For two, you will just maybe learn something and as I have been told and shared many times before:

“A day should never go by without either a lesson learned, or a challenge ignored”.

TODAY’S WORD IS: PUGNACIOUS.

The proper PRONUNCIATION of PUGNACIOUS would be:

  • {puhg-ney-shuhs}
  • PUGNACIOUS is an ADJECTIVE.

The DEFINITION of PUGNACIOUS would be:

  • PUGNACIOUS is defined as ‘eager or quick to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative’.

The ORIGIN of the word PUGNACIOUS would be:

  • The word PUGNACIOUS comes from the mid-17th century and is of Latin orign.
  • The ETYMOLOGY of the word PUGNACIOUS says it is from the Latin word pugnax, pugnac- (from pugnare ‘to fight’, from pugnus ‘first’) plus -ious.

The HISTORY of the word PUGNACIOUS would be:

  • SYNONYMS for the word PUGNACIOUS = aggressive, contentious, bellicose.
  • ANTONYMS for the word PUGNACIOUS = agreeable.

Using the word PUGNACIOUSin a sentence:

  • Example of the word in a sentence would be = “The man was so pugnacious, he had to be escorted out of the concert.”
  • Example #2 or more current use of the word in a sentence would be = “It is sad that we see the increasingly pugnacious demeanor of politicians.”

Remember to add PUGNACIOUS  to your vocabulary and use it sometime to see whom others in your travels might know the word or may find themselves stumped as to what you may have just said when using the word PUGNACIOUS!

Oh, and do not forget to continue working our previous ‘Challenge of Words’, which was IMPECUNIOUS, into your talks or writing.

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