belligerent (adj.) Warlike; given to raging war. belli (war) + gerere (to conduct).
rebellion (n.) War or resistance to authority, control, or tradition
Word fun In the past, some words in our language formed their female form with the suffix trix. For example, aviatrix is an old term for a female pilot. Executrix is an old term for a woman who manages an estate. What is an old term for a female warrior?
Answer An old term for a female warrior is bellatrix (latin for female warrior). Bellatrix is the name of a bright star in the Orion constellation. In Greek, the same star is named Amazon, after a group of mythological female warriors who loped off one breast to be able to shoot arrows more effectively.
incredible (adj.) hard to believe; unbelievable. in (not) + cred (believe) + able (able to)
credence (n.) belief as to the truth of something.
Word play A credenza is a table, shelf, sideboard, or cabinet used in a church, office or home. It owes its name to its former use as a place for holding a lord’s food for a servant to taste to make sure there was no poison in it—taking the concept of belief to a whole new level.