MEANING: adjective: Having a quarrelsome nature; belligerent.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin pugnare (to fight), from pugnus (fist). Ultimately from the Indo-European root peuk- (to prick) which is also the source of point, puncture, pungent, punctual, poignant, pounce, poniard, oppugn, repugn, impugn, pugilist, and repugnant. Earliest documented use: 1642.

PUGRACIOUS - being courteous to small dog with squished-in faces

PUNNACIOUS - addicted to wordplay

BUG NACIÒ US - the insect was born in the United States