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clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
fancier - breeder or dealer of animals; one who has a special interest, as for raising specific plant or animal
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
fertile - producing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
succor - assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
bent - determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination