clemency

  1. leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice

    Synonyms : mercifulness, mercy
    Type Of : leniency, lenience
  2. good weather with comfortable temperatures

    Synonyms : mildness
    Type Of : good weather

cloister

  1. residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)

    Synonyms : religious residence
    Type Of : residence
  2. a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)

    Type Of : court, courtyard
  3. seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister

    Type Of : insulate, isolate
    Examples :
    • She cloistered herself in the office
  4. surround with a cloister

    Type Of : surround, border, environ, ring, skirt
    Examples :
    • cloister the garden
  5. surround with a cloister, as of a garden

    Type Of : surround, skirt, border, environ, ring

convict

  1. a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

    Synonyms : con, inmate, yard bird, yardbird
    Type Of : prisoner, captive
  2. a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense

    Type Of : offender, wrongdoer
  3. find or declare guilty

    Antonyms : acquit
    Type Of : label, pronounce, judge
    Examples :
    • The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced

cantilever

  1. construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed

    Type Of : build, make, construct
    Examples :
    • Frank Lloyd Wright liked to cantilever his buildings
  2. project as a cantilever

    Type Of : protrude, stick out, jut, jut out, project
  3. projecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only

    Type Of : beam

conglomerate

  1. a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization

    Synonyms : empire
    Type Of : corp, corporation
  2. a composite rock made up of particles of varying size

    Synonyms : pudding stone
    Type Of : stone, rock
  3. collect or gather

    Synonyms : accumulate, amass, cumulate, gather, pile up
    Type Of : increase
  4. composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass

    Examples :
    • the conglomerate peoples of New England

counterpart

  1. a duplicate copy

    Synonyms : similitude, twin
    Type Of : duplicate, duplication
  2. a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another

    Synonyms : opposite number, vis-a-vis
    Type Of : equivalent

canny

  1. showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

    Synonyms : cagey, cagy, clever

corpulent

  1. excessively fat

    Synonyms : obese, rotund, weighty