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pugnacious
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Catch-22
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  • ’How should I know?’ answered Chief White Halfoat, staggering inside the tent just then with a bottle of whiskey cradled in his arm and sitting himself down pugnaciously between the two of them.
  • ’I can get killed flying them, too,’ Dobbs answered pugnaciously in his rough, quavering, overwrought voice.
  • He turned with surprise to face a stout, pugnacious colonel with a large head and mustache and a smooth, florid skin.
  • One of the sitting men cursed pugnaciously and hurled a wine bottle at Yossarian when he turned to look up.
  • ’Who the hell says I can’t?’ he thundered pugnaciously in a voice loud enough to rattle the whole building.

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  • The pugnacious Congressman was in no mood to compromise.
  • Nicknamed, "The Pit Bull", he is known as a pugnacious supporter of workers’ rights.

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