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Clemency
Mercy in the exercise of authority or power; leniency toward an offender or enemy.
Contumely
Insulting or offending contemptuous treatment which tends to inflict dishonor and humiliation upon some one; a humiliating insult.
Dirge
A funeral song or lament; any song or poem expressing mourning.
Frugality
The quality of being thrifty; not spending or using unnecessarily.
Hiatus
A break or interruption in something; a gap; a pause.
Lapidary
One who works at Cutting, polishing or engraving gems.

Pertaining to the art of cutting or engraving precious stones.
Mendicant
A beggar.
Penury
Extreme poverty.
Plagiarism
The act of stealing and using the ideas or writings of another as ones own.
Precursor
A person or thing that goes before and heralds the coming of another person or thing; one who precedes another in a course or office.
Sanction
Authoritative permission for an action.
Sinecure
A well-paid position with little or no responsibility.