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militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
rightful - legally correct; Ex. rightful owner
carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
unassailable - not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation