Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

pantheon
all the gods of a religion
 
Christian church
one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
 
analytical cubism
the early phase of cubism
 
caste system
a social structure in which classes are determined by heredity
 
United States Army Special Forces
a division of the United States Army that is specially trained for guerilla fighting
 
host
any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event
 
conventicle
a secret unauthorized meeting for religious worship
 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
an independent federal agency created in 1974 to license and regulate nuclear power plants
 
state bank
a bank chartered by a state rather than by the federal government
 
fire brigade
British name for a fire department
 
plague
a swarm of insects that attack plants
 
United States intelligence agency
an intelligence service in the United States
 
Department of Labor
the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913
 
jury
a committee appointed to judge a competition
 
vegetation
all the plant life in a particular region or period
 
camarilla
a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
 
Revolutionary Proletarian Army
an urban hit squad and guerrilla group of the Communist Party in the Philippines; formed in the 1980s
 
jazz group
a small band of jazz musicians
 
sign industry
an industry that produces signs
 
sports desk
the editorial department of a newspaper that edits the sports news
 
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