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::: sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
::: docket - program as for trial; book where such entries are made; list of things to be done; agenda; label fixed to a package listing contents or directions; V: describe in a docket
::: expedite - hasten; make go faster
::: compensatory - making up for; repaying
::: privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
::: magnate - person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate
::: impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
::: spontaneity - lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint; ADJ. spontaneous: self-generated; unpremeditated; happening without being planned
::: minion - servile dependent; obsequious follower
::: ingenious - marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity