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LESSON 7 : THE CANTANKEROUS CLUSTER Words Relating to Quarreling, Fighting, and Bitter Feelings. Animosity. Vince no longer felt any animosity toward his sister after she apologized to him. The animosity between the North and the South led to the American Civil War.

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Lesson 7 the cantankerous cluster words relating to quarreling fighting and bitter feelings

LESSON 7: THE CANTANKEROUS CLUSTER

Words Relating to Quarreling, Fighting, and Bitter Feelings


Lesson 7 the cantankerous cluster words relating to quarreling fighting and bitter feelings

Animosity

  • Vince no longer felt any animosity toward his sister after she apologized to him.

  • The animosity between the North and the South led to the American Civil War.

  • The teammates put aside their animosities at practice to focus on the game.

Noun

Hatred; ill will


Lesson 7 the cantankerous cluster words relating to quarreling fighting and bitter feelings

Antagonism

  • Alice expressed his antagonism toward Tom by glaring whenever he walked past.

  • Kyle was able to defeat his antagonist by preparing twice as hard for their next match.

  • During the Cold War, there was a strong antagonism between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Noun

Hatred or hostility


Lesson 7 the cantankerous cluster words relating to quarreling fighting and bitter feelings

Bellicose

  • After Parliament passed the Tea Act, a group of bellicose patriots tossed chests of tea into Boston Harbor.

  • The bellicose children in Lord of the Flies frequently fought amongst themselves.

  • Genghis Khan’s bellicose army conquered most of Asia.

Adjective

Of a quarrelsome nature


Lesson 7 the cantankerous cluster words relating to quarreling fighting and bitter feelings

Belligerent

  • The belligerent nation sent its soldiers to the border to prepare for war.

  • Jared expressed his belligerence toward his friends by shouting angrily.

  • North Korea’s belligerent actions led the United Nations to impose sanctions.

Adjective, Noun

Taking part in war or fighting


Lesson 7 the cantankerous cluster words relating to quarreling fighting and bitter feelings

Cantankerous

  • Thecantankerous old man wouldn’t stop arguing.

  • My uncle complained cantankerously about the food.

  • Many people become increasinglycantankerous as they get older.

Adjective

Bad-tempered; quarrelsome


Lesson 7 the cantankerous cluster words relating to quarreling fighting and bitter feelings

Captious

  • It was almost impossible for the hospital staff to please the captious patient.

  • Becky’s captious comments were meant to point out every little mistake her classmates made.

  • It can be frustrating to have a conversation with a captious person.

Adjective

  • Tending to find fault or raise petty objections; made for the sake of quarreling


Lesson 7 the cantankerous cluster words relating to quarreling fighting and bitter feelings

Contentious

  • Economic policy has long been a contentious issue between Democrats and Republicans.

  • The contentioussiblings frequently argued with one another.

  • Many people become distressed by the contentious tone of modern politics.

Adjective

Causing or likely to cause an argument; quarrelsome


Lesson 7 the cantankerous cluster words relating to quarreling fighting and bitter feelings

Disputatious

  • Thedisputatious friends enjoyed engaging in debates.

  • There was a lot of shouting at the disputatious city council meeting.

  • I disagreed with my professor and responded to his assertion disputatiously.

Adjective

Likely to argue; motivated by or causing strong opinions


Lesson 7 the cantankerous cluster words relating to quarreling fighting and bitter feelings

Polemical

  • The writer wrote a polemical essay responding to the government’s actions.

  • The polemical students disagreed with one another on almost every issue.

  • Thepolemical play was greeted with harsh reviews upon its premiere.

Adjective

Inclined to argue; controversial


Lesson 7 the cantankerous cluster words relating to quarreling fighting and bitter feelings

Predator

  • The predatory lending schemes of many loan companies contributed to the economic recession.

  • Her great wealth made her vulnerable to predators.

  • Wolves are major predators of smaller animals.

Noun

One who takes advantage of another; a strong adversary or rival


Lesson 7 the cantankerous cluster words relating to quarreling fighting and bitter feelings

Pugnacious

  • The pugnacious boxers were ready to enter the ring.

  • Rob’s pugnacious nature got him into serious trouble a number of times.

  • Politicians today seem to have an increasingly pugancious demeanor.

Adjective

Eager to fight


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