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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
     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
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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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