Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

open house
an informal party of people with hospitality for all comers
schola cantorum
a school that is part of a cathedral or monastery where boys with singing ability can receive a general education
a flock of coots
coronary care unit
a hospital unit specially staffed and equipped to treat patients with serious cardiac problems
a group of biological taxa or species that share features inherited from a common ancestor
instrumentalists not including string players
Sacred College of Cardinals
(Roman Catholic Church) the body of all cardinals of the church; elects and advises the pope
Red Army Faction
a Marxist and Maoist terrorist organization in Germany; a network of underground guerillas who committed acts of violence in the service of the class struggle; a successor to the Baader-Meinhof Gang; became one of Europe's most feared terrorist groups; disbanded in 1998
a set of three literary or dramatic works related in subject or theme
Home Office
the government department in charge of domestic affairs
American Federalist Party
a major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; founded by Alexander Hamilton; favored a strong centralized government
a government department under the direction of a minister of state
the number of people that are present
synthetic cubism
the late phase of cubism
security department
a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
an independent federal agency created in 1974 to license and regulate nuclear power plants
Lautaro Faction of the United Popular Action Movement
a violent terrorist group organized in the 1980s and advocating the overthrow of the Chilean military government; leaders are mainly criminals or impoverished youths
Puka Inti
a small but violent terrorist organization formed in Ecuador in the early 1990s; responsible for bombing several government buildings
straight flush
a poker hand with consecutive cards in the same suit
country club
a suburban club for recreation and socializing
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