Word of the Week

Pugnacious’ is the Word of the Week in the secondary phase this week. The meaning of pugnacious is: Eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight. i.e. ‘his public statements became increasingly pugnacious’
The origin of this word is from the mid 17th century: from Latin pugnax, pugnac- (from pugnare ‘to fight’, from pugnus ‘fist’) + -ious.
We can all learn new words and increase our vocabulary – parents can help by encouraging pupils to use the Word of the Week and to spot it in the world around them