Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

form division
an artificial taxonomic category for organisms of which the true relationships are obscure
executive council
a council that shares the supreme executive power
National Security Agency
the United States cryptologic organization that coordinates and directs highly specialized activities to protect United States information systems and to produce foreign intelligence information
sales finance company
a finance company that buys (at a discount) the installment sales contracts of retail merchants
the personnel of the film industry
a social group holding marginal or extreme views
Liao dynasty
the dynasty that ruled much of Manchuria and northeastern China from 947 to 1125
a privileged class holding hereditary titles
guerilla force
an irregular armed force that fights by sabotage and harassment; often rural and organized in large groups
principal diagonal
the diagonal of a square matrix running from the upper left entry to the lower right entry
the body of people (such as students) who register or enroll at the same time
the literary intelligentsia
a lump of slimy stuff
a group of followers hired to applaud at a performance
stock company
a company whose capital is represented by stock
a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
privy council
an advisory council to a ruler (especially to the British Crown)
stag party
a party for men only (or one considered suitable for men only)
the religious institution under the authority of a vicar
sect founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism
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