What does altercate mean?
The definition of altercate
Al”ter*cate, v. i.
[imp. & p. p. Altercated; p. pr. & vb. n.Altercating.]
Etym: [L. altercatus, p. p. of altercare, altercari, fr. alter another. See Alter.]

The contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle.