while listening to National Public Radio, I learned that the guy’s voice was reporting from Washington, D.C.
I heard a word relating to someone in the House of Representatives, but in my usual absent-minded way when it comes to politics, I tuned out any more details.
It’s a wonder I am allowed to vote, really……
adj 1: tough and callous by virtue of experience [syn: hard-bitten, hard-boiled, belligerent]
2: ready and able to resort to force or violence;
“pugnacious spirits…lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance”
Herman Melville; “they were rough and determined fighting men” [syn: rough]