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 for Guerrilla
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Guerrilla \Guer*ril"la\, n. [Sp., lit., a little war, skirmish,
     dim. of guerra war, fr. OHG. werra discord, strife. See
     War.]
     1. An irregular mode of carrying on war, by the constant
        attacks of independent bands, adopted in the north of
        Spain during the Peninsular war.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. One who carries on, or assists in carrying on, irregular
        warfare; especially, a member of an independent band
        engaged in predatory excursions in war time.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The term guerrilla is the diminutive of the Spanish
           word guerra, war, and means petty war, that is, war
           carried on by detached parties; generally in the
           mountains. . . . A guerrilla party means, an irregular
           band of armed men, carrying on an irregular war, not
           being able, according to their character as a guerrilla
           party, to carry on what the law terms a regular war.
           --F. Lieder.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Guerrilla \Guer*ril"la\, a.
     Pertaining to, or engaged in, warfare carried on irregularly
     and by independent bands; as, a guerrilla party; guerrilla
     warfare.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  guerrilla
      n 1: a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger
           force by sabotage and harassment [syn: guerrilla,
           guerilla, irregular, insurgent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "guerrilla":
     Charley, VC, Vietcong, bushfighter, bushwhacker, casual, guerilla,
     insurgent, irregular, maquis, maquisard, partisan, patriot,
     resistance, resistance fighter, saboteur, terrorist, underground,
     underground fighter
  
  

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