Word of the Day – Sept. 4 – Agonistic

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Adjectve: Agonistic (ag-uh-NISS-tik)


1. Argumentative.

2. Striving for effect: strained.

3. Of, relating to, or being aggressive or defensive social interaction (as fighting, fleeing, or submitting) between individuals usually of the same species.

Sample sentence: No matter how much we try to get along, there is always an agonistic moment between my sister and I when we get together for a visit.

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