Clemency [ KLEM-uh'n-see ][ noun ]MEANING :1. the quality of being merciful or having the disposition to show leniency or compassion
2. the act of being merciful
3. mildness of (weather)USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :He pleaded guilty and begged the court for clemency.


Ignoramus [ ig-nuh'-REY-muh' s, -RAM-uh' s ][ noun ]MEANING :an absolutely ignorant personUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :Assume that your examiner is an ignoramus and explain everything to him.


Seine [ seyn ] [ noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
1. (n.) a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water with floats at the upper edge and weights at the lower edge
2. (tr. v.) to catch fish with a net which is hung vertically in the water
3. (intr. v.) to fish with a vertical net
Our team used a seine and caught ninety-seven fishes in just one hour.


Juxtapose [ JUHK-stuh’-pohz, juhk-stuh’-POHZ ][ transitive verb ]MEANING :to place side by side especially in order to compare and contrastUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The artist's choice of juxtaposing a partially blurred image with a clear one serves to vindicate her own, paint-like style.


Indemnity [ in-DEM-ni-tee ][ noun ]MEANING :1. security or protection against loss or damage
2. something paid as compensation for any loss or damage
3. legal exemption from penalties or liabilitiesUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The insurance document stated that no indemnity will be given for loss of cash.


Covenant [ KUHV-uh'-nuh'nt ][ noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]MEANING :1. (n.) a treaty or a binding agreement
2. (n.) a legally agreement
3. (n.) God's promises to the human race, as revealed in the Scriptures
4. (tr. v.) to promise by a formal agreement
3. (intr. v.) to enter into a legal agreementUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :There was a covenant between them that her name was never to be mentioned.


Braggart [ BRAG-ert ][ noun, adjective ]MEANING :1. (n.) a person who is given to boasting
2. (adj.) boastfulUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :He is a charming braggart who through accessorizing makes his three uniform wardrobe look like twelve.