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truculent (TRUK-yuh-luhnt) adjective

1. Disposed to fight; pugnacious.

2. Expressing bitter opposition; scathing.

3. Disposed to or exhibiting violence or destructiveness; fierce.

[Latin truculentus, from trux, truc-, fierce.]

"A funny thing happened to Mr Wilson on his way back for a new term at Westminster. The punchy, truculent fighter of a year ago, whose rude jabs at the Conservatives often provoked Sir Alec Douglas-Home into reminding him that he was no longer Leader of the Opposition, has been transformed into a widely accepted father figure." Nora Beloff, Observing the 20th Century, Observer, 19 Dec 1999.

This week's theme: words not to put on a resume.


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