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::: missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent
::: sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
::: nullify - make invalid; make null; invalidate
::: temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
::: reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
::: mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
::: ominous - threatening; of an evil omen
::: irreconcilable - impossible to reconcile; incompatible; not able to be resolved
::: factitious - artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears
::: tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount