Word of the Day: Fixes of Pug


Today, I’m exploring two words that have pug in them. They are not the word “pug” with a suffix or a prefix, they are not derivatives of each other, nor are they related to the pug dog breed. However, I thought I would share them with you anyway along with this adorable photo.

Repugnant [ri-puhg-nuhnt] (adj.):

1. distasteful, repellant, or offensive.

2. making opposition; contrary.


It was rather repugnant of him to arrive at church foully smelling of weed.


Pugnaciousย  [puhg-ney-shuhs] (adj.):

inclined to quarrel; ready to fight.


I have no intention of putting up with your pugnacioustemperament tonight!

12 thoughts on “Word of the Day: Fixes of Pug”

  1. Love the word pugnacious. I shall try and use it at least once this week. Hopefully I’ll avoid smelling repugnant as well.

  2. Your photo is so cute and provided a positive balance to counteract the memory of conjugating verbs in my High School Latin classes (pugno, pugnas, pugnat…).

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