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Amelia Johnson-Post

Princess Leia sent R2-D2 as an __________ to deliver an important message that she could not trust with anyone else.

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EMISSARY

n. a person sent on a special mission, usually as a diplomatic representative
  • also often used to refer to a divine being sent on a mission, such as the angel Gabriel to Muhammad

ROOTS

Latin:
"emittere" to send out
"mitto" to send

SYNONYMS

  • consul
  • diplomat
  • delegate
  • envoy
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ANTONYMS

  • no real direct antonyms
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CHOOSE THE INCORRECT USAGE

  1. To find out if the girl liked him, Bob used his friend as an emissary to ask her.
  2. The knight was selected to be an emissary and to kill the dragon scaring the town.
  3. Unfortunately, I was chosen as emissary and was not allowed to take part in the mission.
  4. My mom made me act as an emissary at the wedding; I had the job of keeping the divorced parents apart.