Send a Message: Mit and Miss

Your mission? To learn these words derived from the Latin roots mit- and miss-, meaning "to send."
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  1. admission
    the act of letting someone enter
    This was the sticking point in my own little lame march to salvation: admission to heaven is gained by the luck of the draw.The Poisonwood Bible
  2. admit
    declare to be true or accept the reality of
    I don't want to admit that home means as much as it does.What the Night Sings
  3. commission
    place an order for
    To be sure, the Ptolemies did commission massive new temples in the ancient style, largely to help the Macedonian rulers ingratiate themselves with their native subjects.Circumference
  4. commit
    give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    He realized asking Rishi to commit to an engineering program was like asking him to live in a nicely decorated cage for the rest of his life.When Dimple Met Rishi
  5. committee
    a special group delegated to consider some matter
    Another group was trying to groom one of the younger scythes for a position on the selection committee, so that he might sway gleaning choices when they needed those choices swayed.Scythe
  6. compromise
    arrive at a settlement of differences
    He decided to compromise by breaking the fast on training days and adding a number of fast days after the holiday.Washington Times (Aug 22, 2018)
  7. demise
    the time when something ends
    But the real joke isn’t that the sluggers revealed to me the date of Earth’s demise; it’s that they offered me the choice to prevent it.We Are the Ants
  8. dismiss
    end an encounter with someone by causing the person to leave
    And with that, I am dismissed with the wave of a hand.The Belles
  9. emissary
    someone sent on a mission to represent another's interests
    The fast food chains are now imperial fiefdoms, sending their emissaries far and wide.Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
  10. emission
    a substance that is released
    Although estimates vary and still carry uncertainties, some experts say wildfires account for up to 20% of total global greenhouse gas emissions.BBC (Nov 15, 2018)
  11. emit
    give off, send forth, or discharge
    He was so pale that he seemed to emit a pearly glow.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  12. intermittent
    stopping and starting at irregular intervals
    Hazel told Kehaar’s news and a long, disorderly, intermittent discussion began.Watership Down: A Novel
  13. manumission
    the formal act of freeing from slavery
    It was a copy of the manumission document of their ancestor, Simon Fairfax — born into slavery but emancipated by this handwritten deed on June 5, 1798.Washington Post (Jan 27, 2018)
  14. manumit
    free from slavery or servitude
    If they were faithful and hardworking, the master would set them free, manumit them, when he died.Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad
  15. missile
    a rocket carrying a warhead of explosives
    Thousands of flying avatars and ships continued to buzz around the shield, occasionally firing bullets, lasers, missiles, and other projectiles at it, all of which impacted harmlessly on the surface.Ready Player One: A Novel
  16. mission
    an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters
    His mission that month is to keep Lee informed of the movement of the Union Army.The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War
  17. missionary
    someone who attempts to convert others to a doctrine
    When I try to picture the future, I can’t see myself as anything but a missionary or a teacher or a farmer, telling others how the Lord helps those that help themselves.The Poisonwood Bible
  18. missive
    a written message addressed to a person or organization
    Raynar Northbrook sat at his table, holding the latest missive from Lady Amelia of the Southern Lands in his eager hands.The Serpent King
  19. omit
    prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    My inclination was to explain the political situation as truthfully and objectively as possible and not omit the accomplishments of the PAC.Long Walk to Freedom
  20. permission
    approval to do something
    His father, Carl Tiflin, insisted upon giving permission for anything that was done on the ranch, whether it was important or not.The Red Pony
  21. permit
    allow the presence of or allow without opposing
    The tiny cups and saucers were memories of Katie’s old girl friends and Francie was never permitted to play house with them.A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  22. promise
    make a commitment
    “I promise you. I’m going to win that contest, and we will be rich as Croesus.”Raymie Nightingale
  23. remission
    an abatement in intensity or degree
    And always the optimist, their mother kept battling the disease into remission, convinced she’d beat it right up to the end.Seattle Times (Apr 13, 2018)
  24. remit
    the topic that someone has authority to deal with
    The Cornyn proposal would expand the remit and resources of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.Wall Street Journal (Jun 18, 2018)
  25. submissive
    inclined or willing to give in to orders or wishes of others
    Usually he walked around threatening the men with a strait jacket which he always carried over his arm, and usually they were quiet and submissive in his presence.Invisible Man
  26. submit
    make an application as for a job or funding
    Accordingly, she submitted her query on the official form, and the following day she received a note inviting her to meet the cataloger, Harry Dibdin, in his office at eleven a.m.The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage
  27. surmise
    infer from incomplete evidence
    He probably surmised that if he bided his time until August, the Teklanika would subside enough to be crossed.Into the Wild
  28. transmission
    communication by means of sent signals
    But she’d already learned Morse code and a bit about radio transmission as part of her training for her pilot’s “A” license.Code Name Verity
  29. transmit
    transfer to another
    These parasites are transmitted to humans by tsetse flies, resulting in sleeping sickness.The Guardian (Nov 16, 2018)
  30. unremitting
    uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
    The nature of language is change—relentless, unremitting, remorseless.Wall Street Journal (Jun 6, 2018)

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