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belligerent
quarrelsome or warlike, engaged in warfare
bellicose
hostile or warlike
(applies to attitude)
pugnacious
likes to fight or quarrel
martial
military or warlike
polemic
word warfare (i.e. argumentative or controversial speeches or writings)
incorrigible
incapable of reform, unmanageable
inveterate, chronic, intransigent
irreconciliable, uncompromising
morose
gloomy, sour
sullen
silent gloomy, resentful or dismal
surly
brusque, bitter, ill-humored -- often with a snarl
churlish
surly in a boorish, uncouth country manner
splenetic
spiteful and peevish
acrimonious
caustic, bitter, sharp, with a strong hint of jealousy
acrid
sharp, acid, stinging in taste, odor, or speech
nefarious
very wicked or evil
atrocious
grimy evil or horribly wicked
reprehensible
illegal, unethical, or otherwise blameworthy but not shockingly evil (i.e. carelessness)
pernicious
highly injurious, deadly
insidious
treacherously or steathily injurious
baneful
harmful like a poison
pestilent
harmful like a plague or disease
noxious
harmful because it is poisonous or offensive
deleterious
harmful with a deteriorating effect
venial
pardonable, excusable
venomous
poisonous, spiteful
depravity
moral corruptness, debasement
refractory
hard to manage, more resistant and stubborn than one who is merely perverse
froward
perverse, but more headstrong and aggressive in wrongdoing
wayward
perverse and disobedient in a whimsical, erratic manner
rancor
bitter hatred, ill will
rancid
spoiled or partly decomposed and thus bitter
rankle
comes from draco, latin for dragon
malignity
intense ill will, a strong desire to inflict harm
malice
ill will of a less intense kind than malignity
malevolence
merely evil-wishing
intrepid
fearless, dauntless
laconic
concise, terse, pithy
militant
resolute, combative, eager to fight
martial
a stronger word for truly warlike actions and activities
oblivious
unconscious, unmindful
sanguine
hopeful or confident, bloody
effervescent
spirited, lively, frothy
buoyant
lighthearted, good-natured
exultant
joyful, jubilant
ubiquitous
everywhere present
vigilant
alert to danger, watchful
immorality
depravity, especially sexual, but, generally, it is any breaking of the society's moral code
turpitude
shameful baseness or vileness comparable to depravity
gluttony
indulgence to excess, especially in eating
heresy
belief(s) differing from accepted view
hypocisy
pretense of being what one is not, sham
insincerity
milder and much more venial than hypocrisy
perversity
willfulness in nonconformity or wrondoing, obstinancy
fractious
unruly, rebellious, or irritable