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remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
fancier - breeder or dealer of animals; one who has a special interest, as for raising specific plant or animal
opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
prodigal - wasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality
diurnal - daily; occurring during the daytime
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison