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::: sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
::: exhume - dig out of the ground; remove from a grave
::: woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
::: alchemy - medieval chemistry
::: ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
::: denomination - religious group; unit in a system; name or designation; CF. denominator: common trait or characteristic
::: intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
::: deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
::: innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
::: apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee