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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adjective: Having a quarrelsome nature; belligerent.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin pugnare (to fight), from pugnus (fist). Ultimately from the Indo-European root peuk- (to prick) which is also the source of point, puncture, pungent, punctual, poignant, pounce, poniard, and impugn. Earliest documented use: 1642.
USAGE:"Whitacre has earned a reputation for being pugnacious, stubborn, and willing to fight to the end."
James S. Granelli; AT&T Chief Stays Focused; Los Angeles Times; Mar 7, 2006.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet (1807-1882)