Word of the Week: Truculence

CliffsNotes February 18, 2015



CliffsNotes Blog Word of the Week Truculence



Word: truculence (n)

Meaning: ferocity

Synonyms: insolence, defiance


1. Russell Crowe’s truculence in Gladiator towards the bloodthirsty audience in the Coliseum caused the audience to love him.

2. Lane was grounded for her truculence after she snuck off to meet a boy.

3. Once I saw the truculence in the bear’s eyes, I knew I wasn’t getting out of that cave unharmed.

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