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Word: sextant

Definition: navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)


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::: devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
::: hapless - unfortunate; luckless
::: tertiary - third in order or rank
::: foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
::: amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
::: proximity - nearness; ADJ. proximate
::: restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
::: apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
::: banal - hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; clich\'ed
::: arbitrate - act as judge (at the request of both sides)