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sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
parity - equality; close resemblance; CF. disparate
heyday - time of greatest success or power; prime
haggle - argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
invulnerable - incapable of injury; impossible to damage or injure
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism