|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
irritable over trifles; peevish
Spoiled since birth, the petulant child needed time to adjust to the expectations of teachers and classmates.
Related English word: petulance
Latin root words: petulans, petulantis - impudent; petulantia, petulantiae, f. - impudence; peto, petere, petivi, petitus - to seek; to beg, ask; to attack; to aim at