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militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
motto - brief statement used to express a principle
indigent - poor; destitute
incongruity - lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
clamber - climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons
hovel - shack; small wretched house
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to