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contentious
(adj)
cǝn-TEN-shǝs
Meaning

1. quarrelsome; looking for a fight

1st Sample Sentence

1. I have one contentious student who challenges almost everything I say in my lectures.

2nd Meaning

2. inspiring contention or controversy; being a subject of argument and disagreement

2nd Sample Sentence

2. At the party, please don't bring up any contentious issues as topics of discussion.

Root

com (intensive prefix)#tendere (to stretch, extend) (Latin)

Synonyms

contentious, headstrong, intractable, obstinate, recalcitrant, refractory

Antonyms

amenable, complaisant, compliant, docile, tractable

Mnemonics

Contentious- (Contender+Serious) One who takes competition too serious always fights and quarrels) Sounds like (Contagious)-The person/people/group who is causing controversy/ quarrelsome is contagious to our society

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