What does “altercation” mean?


What does “altercation” mean?

Part of Speech: noun

Pronunciations: IPA: /ɔl.tər.ˈkeɪ.ʃən/ Glossary-style: [all-ter-KAY-shun]

Definition: a noisy argument or quarrel (Ex: Altercations in bars are not uncommon.).

Example: Characteristically irritable and overly proud, Farnsworth had a proclivity to getting into altercations with shop clerks over the the qualities of the products they sold.

Practice vocab question for “altercation”

The saloon’s proprietor feared that the ——- would escalate into actual ——- and therefore intervened in the quarrel.

(A) altercation . . tiff
(B) chaos . . camaraderie
(C) brawl . . commotion
(D) spat . . fisticuffs
(E) controversy . . concessions



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