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Inexpugnable

Postby Slava » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:47 pm

No, that's not a typo for inexpungeable, it's a word unto itself. It means impregnable, incapable of being moved by force: an inexpugnable position; inexpugnable hatred.

Interestingly, the word it comes from, expugnable, has two pronunciations; pyoon or puhg. This one appears to have only the puhg variant.
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Postby Audiendus » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:53 am

There are several -pugn words in English: expugn, impugn, oppugn. They are all derived from Latin pugnare, to fight.
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