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militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
germinate - cause to sprout; sprout
belabor - harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers