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raucous vs. ruckus

[ raw-kuhs ]
  1. harsh; strident; grating: raucous voices; raucous laughter.
  2. rowdy; disorderly: a raucous party.
[ ruhk-uhs ]
  1. a noisy commotion; fracas; rumpus: The losers are sure to raise a ruckus.
  2. a heated controversy: Newspapers fostered the ruckus by printing the opponents' letters.

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