pugnacious |pəgˈnā sh əs|adjectiveeager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight : the increasingly pugnacious demeanor of politicians.• having the appearance of a willing fighter : the set of her pugnacious jaw.
pugnacity |ˌpəgˈnasətē| noun
ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from Latin pugnax, pugnac-(from pugnare ‘to fight,’ from pugnus ‘fist’ ) + -ious .
Poor pugs, they are really not all that quarrelsome in general, but chihuahuanacious would be too much of a mouthful.
I'm not someone who rushes to the stores on Black Friday. I hate malls on a good day and bargain-mad crowds freak me out. Consequently, this is the day when I rather don't even leave the house. Perfect day for reading and sipping hot cocoa.
Fortunately for those of use suffering from chronic mob-aversion, nowadays you can shop in the safety and your privacy of your home, wearing pajamas and fuzzy slippers, and still not miss out on the deals. All Romance eBooks is having a HUGE sale. Two of my own books, Dead Man and the Restless Spirits and Dead in LA are FREE for the day.
My plan for today is to make hot apple cider and cheese straws and go over to my friends' house later. I usually bring desert, but I suspect there will be pie overload, so I had to find alternatives.
To be honest, while I don't hate pumpkin pie, it's not on the top of my list of deserts. I have a pretty easy but delicious recipe for and apple-cranberry pie, which I probably got off from a can of cranberries or such.
cantrip |ˈkantrip|noun Scottish, archaica mischievous or playful act; a trick.
ORIGIN late 16th cent. (also in the sense [witch's trick]): of unknown origin.
I came across this word recently in Mike Carey's novel, The Devil You Know. The book was a mixed experience--nice prose, but by Jove, the story moved like molasses. I was listening to the audiobook and my mind kept wandering off. That never happens when the story is interesting.
I know football season has started because it's Thanksgiving this week. Yeah, you can guess how much attention I pay to this sport. I once went to a Notre Dame game but left at half time because I was bored out of my skull. Honestly, rugby seems far more exciting. Men in short shorts tackling each other. Mmm....