Vocab Presentation 7

Daksh Desai

Choose the best word from Lesson 7

The diplomat acted like an __________ when he was sent to the foreign country to make peace.
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The Word

Emissary (noun)


1. a person sent on a special mission

- Usually a diplomatic representative, but could be other things as well, like the dove.

Roots

mitto, mittere, misi, missum (L.) "to send"


First known use in 1607


Also from Latin roots emmisarius "scout, spy"

Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms

- envoy

- ambassador

- consul

- intermediary

- agent

- messenger


Antonyms

- not direct, but anyone who does not act like a messenger

Choose the incorrect sentence

a) Paul lived an emisarian lifestyle, he was a messenger for a living.

b) George Washington was sent as an emissary to make peace with the Native Americans living nearby.

c) The dove is the emissary of love.

d) Before email and text message, riders on horseback had to act as emissaries to hand on the message.

ANSWER CHOICE A IS INCORRECT (CORRECT) BECAUSE EMISARIAN IS NOT A WORD. THERE IS ONLY ONE FORM OF THE WORD, AND IT IS "EMISSARY" AND ITS PLURAL, "EMISSARIES."