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  1. LESSON 7: THE CANTANKEROUS CLUSTER Words Relating to Quarreling, Fighting, and Bitter Feelings

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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