Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Council of Economic Advisors
an executive agency responsible for providing economic advice to the President
 
Third Lateran Council
the Lateran Council in 1179 that condemned the heresies of the Albigenses and the Waldenses
 
treasure trove
any collection of valuables that is discovered
 
expressionism
an art movement early in the 20th century; the artist's subjective expression of inner experiences was emphasized; an inner feeling was expressed through a distorted rendition of reality
 
gaudy
(Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college
 
jazz band
a small band of jazz musicians
 
military machine
the military forces of a nation
 
issuer
an institution that issues something (securities or publications or currency etc.)
 
gamelan
a traditional Indonesian ensemble typically including many tuned percussion instruments including bamboo xylophones and wooden or bronze chimes and gongs
 
parliamentary monarchy
a monarchy having a parliament
 
Forces of Umar Al-Mukhtar
a little known Palestinian group responsible for bombings and for killing Israelis; seeks to defeat Israel and liberate southern Lebanon, Palestine, and Golan Heights
 
feudalism
the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th century; vassals were protected by lords who they had to serve in war
 
Revolutionary Organization 17 November
a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization in Greece that is violently opposed to imperialism and capitalism and NATO and the United States; an active terrorist group during the 1980s
 
eye clinic
a clinic where specialist care for a patient's eyes
 
Congregational Church
a Protestant denomination holding that each individual congregation should be self-governing
 
Star Chamber
a former English court that became notorious for its arbitrary methods and severe punishments
 
Inland Revenue
a board of the British government that administers and collects major direct taxes
 
Iraqi Intelligence Service
the most notorious and possibly the most important arm of Iraq's security system
 
sum
the final aggregate
 
Islamic Army of Aden-Abyan
Yemen-based terrorist group that supports al-Qaeda's goals; seeks to overthrow the Yemeni government and eliminate United States interests; responsible for bombings and kidnappings and killing western tourists in Yemen
 
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