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 for Bellicose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bellicose \Bel"li*cose`\, a. [L. bellicosus, fr. bellicus of
     war, fr. bellum war. See Duel.]
     Inclined to war or contention; warlike; pugnacious.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Arnold was, in fact, in a bellicose vein. --W. Irving.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bellicose
      adj 1: having or showing a ready disposition to fight;
             "bellicose young officers"; "a combative impulse"; "a
             contentious nature" [syn: battleful, bellicose,
             combative]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "bellicose":
     aggressive, antagonistic, assertive, battling, belligerent,
     bickering, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, chauvinist,
     chauvinistic, combative, contentious, disputatious, divisive,
     enemy, eristic, factional, factious, ferocious, fierce, fighting,
     full of fight, hawkish, hostile, inimical, irascible, irritable,
     jingo, jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic, litigious, martial,
     militant, militaristic, military, offensive, partisan, polarizing,
     polemic, pugnacious, quarrelsome, rebellious, saber-rattling,
     sanguinary, sanguineous, savage, scrappy, shrewish, soldierlike,
     soldierly, trigger-happy, truculent, unfriendly, unpacific,
     unpeaceable, unpeaceful, warlike, warmongering, warring,
     wrangling
  
  

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