Fights and formations

bellicose
(adj)
BELL-i-cose
Meaning

warlike; wanting to fight

1st Sample Sentence

China has been conducting massive naval exercises in its coastal waters, which has made neighboring countries worry that it might be in a bellicose mood.

Root

bellum (war) (Latin)

Synonyms

bellicose, belligerent

Mnemonics

BELLY+CAUSE. if you are not able to get food to eat you will fight for your belly and you will be bellicose lets break bellicose as belli + cose. belli we can remember as sumo's with huge bellis will fight (wrestleling) each other. so belli-cose means a warlike

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