Pugnacious is an adjective that means likely to fight or quarrel.
Pugno (POON yo) is the Latin word for ‘fight.’ It’s where we get words like pugilist, impugn and of course, our word of the day pugnacious.
Martha can be a bit pugnacious when she doesn’t get her way. We were afraid of how she would react when we didn’t give her a pony for her birthday.
Pugnacious is spelled P-U-G-N-A-C-I-O-U-S.