100 important words: bellicose

Means: Inclined to or favoring war or strife; warlike; pugnacious.
Review: Pretentious. Sounds like "belle" and "cozy", suggesting a cuter meaning. Use "warlike", an acceptable, instantly understandable synonym.
First Google link is to dictionary: Yes, but link 2 (www.bellicose.co.uk) contains nonsense ("From the by or do it of creation stereovision astereovision seven hands"). Is this some Al Qaeda site, containing an encrypted message? The site name would certainly fit!
Example: Faced with critics denouncing the Iraq war as "a steaming pile of bovine manure", Bush remained sternly bellicose.
Hits for media sites:

Washington Post259
New York Times381
USA Today102
Fox News39

Posted by cronopio at 01:19 PM, July 13, 2006