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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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::: dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
::: exquisite - delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry
::: incubate - hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
::: captious - faultfinding; too critical
::: transcribe - copy; write a copy of; N. transcription
::: finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
::: replenish - fill up again
::: patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
::: windfall - fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
::: dogmatic - opinionated; holding stubbornly to one's opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal