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.
Pugnacious [puhg-ney-shuhs] (adj.):
inclined to quarrel; ready to fight.
I have no intention of putting up with your pugnacioustemperament tonight!