Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.
To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link to it as a comment on Heena’s WOW post.
Here is my WOW for this week:
Part of Speech: Adjective
(Adverb: Bellicosely. Noun: Bellicosity)
Pronunciation: bel – i – kohs (bel.ɪ.kəʊs)
Demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight.
aggressive, hostile, threatening, antagonastic, trucculent, confrontational, argumentative, pugnacious, quarrelsome, belligerent, militant, combatative
British informal: stroppy, bolshie
N. American informal: strappy
peaceable, non-aggressive, non-belligerent, incombatative, uncontentious
Word Origin: Late Middle English (1400 – 1450) from the Latin bellicosus (from bellum, meaning pertaining to war).
Use in a sentence:
1. The fans had their say again and attitudes were conversational rather than bellicose and confrontational.
2. The warrior’s words were strident and bellicose.
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