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    pugnacious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pugnacious

    (adj) tough and callous by virtue of experience
    Synonyms : hard-bitten , hard-boiled
    (adj) ready and able to resort to force or violence
    Synonyms : rough
    Example Sentence
    • pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance
    • they were rough and determined fighting men
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pugnacious

punga+nacious- one with tendency to always fight and take pungas(Hindi)

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a pug is an aggressive breed asiatic breed of dog. So a pugnacious pug..

pug sounds like thug! - thugs are violent and aggresive

PUG(rough)+nacious(similar to NOXIOUS,means harmful)

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