For many years I have taken the Word Power quiz that can found in the back of The Reader’s Digest every month. These words are exceptionally fun, and by the way, use only the vowel “u”…enjoy!
Tub-thumping means to loudly support an issue. “These pushy kids of ours are tub-thumping for a raise to their allowance”. Source cited: www.thefreedictionary.com/tub-thumping
A mugwump is a politically independent person. Here is a sample of this word’s fascinating origins: 1. During the presidential elections of 1884, some Republicans switched sides, causing themselves to be labeled mugwumps because they didn’t remain faithful to their party. So originally it meant being a turncoat.