Learning English

Word: Bellicose

Bellicose [Adjective]

Sentence: A vital lesson of the modern era is that internationalism has stabilized the world, while lapses into bellicose nationalism have wreaked havoc. (Source: www.nytimes.com)

Meaning: Demonstrating hostility and aggression; Willingness to fight; Belligerent


[The above is from the 1980 Robert De Niro starrer movie “The Raging Bull” – one of the greatest boxing movies ever made.]

How To Remember?

Imagine a region that is facing a drought-like situation. There is no food. People are hungry. And “because of their belly“, they are ready to fight it out even for a piece of bread.

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