pugn-, pug-, pugil-
(Latin: to fight, to fight against, to strike, to puncture; a point; fist, handful)
3. A condition seen in boxers (and alcoholics), caused by repeated cerebral concussions and characterized by weakness in the lower limbs, unsteadiness of gait, slowness of muscular movements, hand tremors, hesitancy of speech, and mental dullness: The condition of dementia pugilistica develops over a period of years, with the average time of onset being about sixteen years after the start of a career in boxing.
2. To attack as false, questionable, or wrong: Jack's mother impugned his comments that he was being mistreated because he was not being allowed to have a cell phone any more; when actually, he had been using it too often and not doing any of the normal things which he should have been accomplishing.
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2. Someone who assails or attacks by words or with arguments.
2. The process of casting doubts about.
Another way of saying, "Money can buy anything or anyone." In addition, it could mean, "With enough money, one can have everything he/she wants; except good health and eternal life."
From Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 - 43 B.C.). Cicero's voluminous writings include poetry (both his own and translations from the Greek); orations (fifty-eight have survived, forty-eight are lost); compositions about rhetoric, philosophy, morals, and politics; as well as letters. His formal discourses are important historically because they contain much information on ancient thoughts. His letters are the primary source for our knowledge of the period.
After Caesar's murder, Cicero violently attacked Mark Antony in his celebrated Philippics. When the second triumvirate was formed, he was put on the list of those who were to be killed and was murdered by Antony's agents.
2. To oppose, to contradict, or to call into question.
3. To assail by criticism, argument, or action.
2. Active in opposing, being antagonistic, and contrary.
2. Anything which opposes.
3. Someone who calls anyone or anything into question.
2. Etymology: from Latin pugillus, pugillum, "a handful"; akin to pugnus, "fist".
2. A boxer, a fighter; figuratively, a vigorous controversialist (a person who likes to disagree with other people and say things that make people angry or think about a subject).