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Lesson 5: disagreement “The words in this lesson will help you understand and write about different types of conflict, the behavior that leads to them, and how they can be resolved.”
adversary (n.) An opponent; an enemy His adversary had only one rule--to win. Prefix ad- toward
Related Word: adversarial (adv.) Unfortunately, the two sisters had an adversarial relationship.
belligerent (adj.) Hostile; aggressive; quarrelsome The minor argument turned into a belligerent shouting match.
Related Word: belligerence (n.) Because of her belligerence, the policeman had to handcuff the women they had arrested.
chide (v.) To scold; to express dissatisfaction Mom chided Alice for leaving her slippers out where the dog could chew them.
contradictory (adv.) Expressing the opposite; inconsistent We were puzzled by the contradictory statements of the two witnesses.
Related Word: contradict (v.) It is not tactful to contradict ones coworkers in the presence of the others.
Related Word: contradiction (n.) Bad-tempered at work, yet gentle at home, he was a man of many contradictions
discord (n.) Lack of agreement or harmony The vacation was ruined by discord among the two campers.
Related Word: discordant (adj.) An argument between the two captains set a discordant tone for the swim meet.
embroil (v.) To get involved in a conflict, an argument, or confusion Try not to get embroiled in arguments between other people.
haggle (v.) To argue or bargain in order to come to favorable terms or a good price Some people go to flea markets just for the fun of haggling over prices.
Related Word: haggler (n.) Six-year-old Eric proved to be a true haggler, as he talked his father into letting him stay up later and later.
ruse (n.) A crafty trick intended to create a false impression The ruse succeeded, and the escapees disguised as prison guards vanished into the night.
skirmish (n.) A minor battle, sometimes on the fringes of a larger battle Six people were killed in the skirmish that started a civil war.
strife (n.) Bitter conflict or struggle Strife between ethnic groups in Bosnia resulted in the deaths of many thousands of people.
If you are ____, you express the opposite of a statement. belligerent contradictory adversarial discordant
To scold someone is to ____ them. haggle embroil chide contradict
____ is bitter conflict or struggle strife skirmish haggler adversary
Hostile, aggressive, and quarrelsome: ____ contradictory discordant belligerent adversarial
A crafty trick intended to give a false impression: ____ ruse strife discord adversary
An opponent or enemy is a(n) ____ haggler skirmish contradiction adversary
To get involved in a conflict, an argument, or confusion haggle skirmish embroil chide
Lack of agreement or harmony strife discord contradiction embroilment
Someone who argues for a better price haggler adversary chider embroiler
A minor fight ruse skirmish discord belligerence
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