Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Are pugs getting the 'pugnacious' end of the stick?

Will "pugnacious" be the word of the year?
Merriam-Webster OnLine, the Web unit of the Springfield-based dictionary folks, is ginning up its annual search for the word that best sums up the year about to end.
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Learn what the word means:


Main Entry: pug·na·cious Listen to the pronunciation of pugnacious
Pronunciation: \ˌpəg-ˈnā-shəs\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin pugnac-, pugnax, from pugnare to fight — more at pungent
Date: 1642

Definition: having a quarrelsome or combative nature : truculent
synonyms see belligerent
— pug·na·cious·ly adverb
— pug·na·cious·ness noun
— pug·nac·i·ty Listen to the pronunciation of pugnacity \-ˈna-sə-tē\ noun

(Source: Merriam-Webster online)

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Fun Post Girl. Happy to see you posting more over here these days You have way too many blogs & sites to keep up with ... I can totally relate.