VCR 7 PRESENTATION

Meredith Coen - Block 3B

Fill in the Blank

When someone wants to avoid doing something, they might send out an _______ to do the job for them.
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What's the word?

emissary (n.)

-A person sent on a special mission

People often associate emissaries with government representatives, but the VCR book gives a more general definition.

Roots

Meaning "from" or "out of"

e (L.)


Meaning "to send"

Mitto (L)

Mittere (L)

Misi (L)

Missum (L)

Synonyms

ambassador

diplomat

envoy

detective

scout

spy

Antonyms

There are no direct antonyms, but any person not sent out on a mission or denied from doing something can be used as an example.

Practice!

Which sentence uses emissary incorrectly?

1. Many books center around the story of an emissary a person must fulfill.

2. Emissaries often complete their missions in secret and in mysterious settings.

3. Some governments hire an emissary to represent them a events.

4. In popular television shows the plot involves an emissary sent to do jobs that are secret or illegal.