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  • 161wrong — [OE] Etymologically, wrong probably means ‘twisted’. It was borrowed into late Old English from Old Norse *vrangr ‘awry’ (rangr is the recorded form), which was descended from prehistoric Germanic *wrangg (source also of English wrangle [14]). A… …

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  • 162squabble — [skwäb′əl] vi. squabbled, squabbling [< Scand as in Swed skvabbel, a dispute] to quarrel noisily over a small matter; wrangle n. a noisy, petty quarrel or dispute; wrangle SYN. QUARREL2 squabbler n …

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  • 163haggling — noun an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining) • Syn: ↑haggle, ↑wrangle, ↑wrangling • Derivationally related forms: ↑wrangle (for: ↑wrangling), ↑ …

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  • 164wrangling — noun an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining) • Syn: ↑haggle, ↑haggling, ↑wrangle • Derivationally related forms: ↑wrangle, ↑haggle (for: ↑h …

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  • 165cample — ˈkampəl intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: freq. of obsolete camp to wrangle, fight, from Middle English campen to fight, from Old English campian, from camp war, combat; akin to Old High German kamph combat, Old Norse kapp war, contest,… …

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  • 166flite — ˈflīt intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English fliten, from Old English flītan to contend, strive, wrangle; akin to Old English, Old Frisian & Old Saxon flīt strife, dispute, contention, Old High German flīz strife, zeal, flīzan… …

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  • 167brangle — I. ˈbraŋ(g)əl intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: blend of brawl (I) and wrangle now dialect Britain : squabble, wrangle II …

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  • 168bran|gle — «BRAN guhl», noun, verb, gled, gling. Dialect. –n. a wrangle; squabble. –v.i. to wrangle; squabble. ╂[variant of obsolete branle < French branler to shake] …

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  • 169Altercate — Al ter*cate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Altercated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Altercating}.] [L. altercatus, p. p. of altercare, altercari, fr. alter another. See {Alter}.] To contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 170Altercated — Altercate Al ter*cate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Altercated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Altercating}.] [L. altercatus, p. p. of altercare, altercari, fr. alter another. See {Alter}.] To contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle. [1913… …

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  • 171Altercating — Altercate Al ter*cate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Altercated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Altercating}.] [L. altercatus, p. p. of altercare, altercari, fr. alter another. See {Alter}.] To contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle. [1913… …

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  • 172Ascensional difference — Difference Dif fer*ence, n. [F. diff[ e]rence, L. differentia.] 1. The act of differing; the state or measure of being different or unlike; distinction; dissimilarity; unlikeness; variation; as, a difference of quality in paper; a difference in… …

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  • 173Bicker — Bick er, n. 1. A skirmish; an encounter. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A fight with stones between two parties of boys. [Scot.] Jamieson. [1913 Webster] 3. A wrangle; also, a noise,, as in angry contention. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 174Bicker — Bick er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bickered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bickering}.] [OE. bikeren, perh. fr. Celtic; cf. W. bicra to fight, bicker, bicre conflict, skirmish; perh. akin to E. beak.] 1. To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight. [Obs.] [1913… …

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  • 175Bickered — Bicker Bick er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bickered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bickering}.] [OE. bikeren, perh. fr. Celtic; cf. W. bicra to fight, bicker, bicre conflict, skirmish; perh. akin to E. beak.] 1. To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight. [Obs.]… …

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  • 176Bickering — Bicker Bick er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bickered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bickering}.] [OE. bikeren, perh. fr. Celtic; cf. W. bicra to fight, bicker, bicre conflict, skirmish; perh. akin to E. beak.] 1. To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight. [Obs.]… …

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  • 177Brabble — Brab ble, n. A broil; a noisy contest; a wrangle. [1913 Webster] This petty brabble will undo us all. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 178Brangle — Bran gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brangling}.] To wrangle; to dispute contentiously; to squabble. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 179Brangled — Brangle Bran gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brangling}.] To wrangle; to dispute contentiously; to squabble. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 180Branglement — Bran gle*ment, n. Wrangle; brangle. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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