(Greek > Latin: a suffix; one who believes in; one who is engaged in; someone who does something)

ichthyologist (s) (noun), ichthyologists (pl)
Someone who specializes in the scientific study of fish: Shanna's cousin spends a lot of his time on the coast because he is an ichthyologist and he wants to learn more about aquatic environments.
A collector of fish.
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A fish fancier or expert.
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A person who uses fish or their parts to foretell or divine the present, past, or future.
Any human, animal, etc. that eats or consumes fish.
A dissector or anatomist of fishes.
Someone who deals with the description, analysis, and interpretation of icons or iconic representations.
A physician who specializes in a particular medical area.
A worshiper of idols.
ignicolist (s) (noun), ignicolists (pl)
A fire-worshiper or fire-worshipers: Joan has neighbors who are ignicolists because they worship fire as a form of a god.
illusionist (s) (noun), illusionists (pl)
Someone who produces mental images that are not real: A conjuror or sleight of hand performer is identified as an illusionist.
Being deceived by false impressions; such as, a ventriloquist or sleight-of-hand performer.
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immersionist (s), immersionists (pl) (nouns)
imperialist (adjective), more imperialist, most imperialist
individualist (s) (noun), individualists (pl)
Anyone who lives without being concerned or controlled by what other people will think: The vocational counselor encouraged Alfred to be an individualist by starting a business that he personally felt would improve the efficiency of saving data and making it easier for users to understand and to access information on the internet.

"An independent man who tries to keep the government from taking care of him.

—Evan Esar
industrialist (s) (noun), industrialists (pl)
1. A person; for example, the owner, the managing director, or a large shareholder of an industrial enterprise, who has a substantial interest in the running and profits of that business.
2. Someone who manages or has significant financial interest in an industrial enterprise; or an owner or controller of an industrial concern.