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Calls to keep cats indoors are often contentious among cat owners, and cats can sometimes reject colorful collars or loud bells designed to make them more noticeable.
MEATIER MEALS AND MORE PLAYTIME MIGHT REDUCE CATS’ TOLL ON WILDLIFEJONATHAN LAMBERTFEBRUARY 11, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
After the contentious meeting ended, they spoke privately, and Nesbitt agreed to look into the issue.
CONFUSION AND CHAOS: INSIDE THE VACCINE ROLLOUT IN D.C., MARYLAND AND VIRGINIAJULIE ZAUZMER, GREGORY S. SCHNEIDER, ERIN COXFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Judge Christina Klinger’s ruling sets up what is likely to be an increasingly contentious legal battle over the state’s Amendment A, which allows residents to grow, license and sell cannabis.
SOUTH DAKOTA VOTERS SAID YES TO LEGALIZING MARIJUANA. BUT A JUDGE RULED IT’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL.TEO ARMUSFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
That type of union typically seeks federal certification to prove that it represents the majority of employees — a long and often contentious process conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.
SIX THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE LATEST EFFORTS TO BRING UNIONS TO BIG TECHGERRIT DE VYNCK, NITASHA TIKU, JAY GREENEJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There are studies that find that keto diets increase energy expenditure, and the issue is very contentious.
IS KETO REALLY BETTER FOR WEIGHT LOSS? A NEW STUDY TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DIET.TAMAR HASPELJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Senate agreed on a power-sharing plan that gave Republicans "a narrow advantage on setting the agenda on contentious issues," Roll Call writes.
CHUCK SCHUMER IS NOW MAJORITY LEADER AS 3 NEW DEMOCRATIC SENATORS ARE SWORN INORIANA GONZALEZJANUARY 20, 2021AXIOS
Meanwhile, the Rockets are likely ready to move on, given how contentious Harden’s departure was, but his eight seasons in Houston changed basketball forever.
ONE SUPER BOWL ISN’T ENOUGH FOR SOME LEGACIES, APPARENTLYSARAH SHACHATJANUARY 19, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
I have come to believe that the 2020s will be the new 1960s, marked by vibrant, often contentious debates about the most pressing issues of our time — from race and war to relationships, gender, capitalism, robots and more.
A SIMPLE, BOLD IDEA: RESET AMERICACARLOS WATSONJANUARY 18, 2021OZY
The US is intensifying its crackdown on forced labor in China, and Uganda cracked down on its internet ahead of today’s contentious election.
FOR QUARTZ MEMBERS—FORCING WALL STREET TO FACE CLIMATE CHANGEKIRA BINDRIMJANUARY 14, 2021QUARTZ
After a year marked by a global pandemic, racial turmoil, fiery protests and a contentious presidential election, the new year was supposed to be at least a little better.
AMERICANS ACROSS THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM FEAR WHAT THE CAPITOL ATTACK PORTENDSANNIE GOWEN, JENNA JOHNSON, HOLLY BAILEYJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO CONTENTIOUS

  • abusive
  • aggressive
  • antagonistic
  • bad-tempered
  • barbarous
  • bellicose
  • brutal
  • bullying
  • caustic
  • combative
  • contentious
  • contumelious
  • cowing
  • cross
  • defiant
  • ferocious
  • fierce
  • frightening
  • harsh
  • hostile
  • inhuman
  • inhumane
  • intimidating
  • invective
  • mean
  • militant
  • mordacious
  • mordant
  • obstreperous
  • opprobrious
  • ornery
  • pugnacious
  • quarrelsome
  • rude
  • savage
  • scathing
  • scrappy
  • scurrilous
  • sharp
  • sullen
  • terrifying
  • trenchant
  • violent
  • vituperative
  • vituperous
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