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sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
pastoral - rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor
egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
bargain - agreement between two groups or people; something for sale at a price advantageous to the buyer; V: negotiate; trade; Ex. bargaining power
partisan - one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
disavowal - denial; disclaiming; repudiating; disowning; V. disavow; CF. disclaim
executor - person designated to execute the terms of a will;
remittance - remitting of money; amount of money remitted