miss-, mis-, -miss, -mis, mit-, mitt-, -mit, -mitt

(Latin: to send, to let go, to cause to go; to throw, to hurl, to cast)

Don't confuse this miss-, -mis unit with the following units: mis-, "bad, wrong"; miso-, mis-, "hate, hatred"; misc- "mix, mingle".

remiss (adjective), more remiss, most remiss
1. Pertaining to someone who is negligent, careless, or slow in performing his or her duty, business, etc.: Henry is considered to be terribly remiss in the kind of work he is supposed to be doing.

Hank was fired by his company for being remiss in his responsibilities to hand in his weekly reports of travel expenses.

2. Characteristic of someone who lacks force or energy and is languid or sluggish: Max was remiss in paying his telephone bill on time.
3. Etymology: from Latin remissus, from remittere, "to slacken, to let go" from re-, "back" + mittere, "to send."
A reference to showing no attention to what is right.
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Neglectful in doing what is supposed to be done
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remission (ri MISH uhn) (s) (noun), remissions (pl)
1. A lessening of the symptoms of a disease, or their temporary reduction or disappearance: Three years after being diagnosed with the illness, the doctor was able to tell Billy Travers that his sickness was in remission and he could live like a typical teenager again.
2. A decrease or a reduction in the severity of something: The afternoon sun beat down with remission when the rain clouds came.
3. A release from a debt, a penalty, or an obligation: The bank officials notified the farmer of the remission that was granted by the financial institution that had his mortgage so now he knows that he has full ownership of the property.
4. A pardon or forgiveness: The governor of the state granted a remission to the person who had been incarcerated for 20 years and who had developed a marvelous research project involving small animals while he was serving his time in the prison.
remit, remitted, remitting, remits, remitment
1. To send or transmit money to pay for merchandise or services, especially by mail.
2. To cancel or hold back from enforcing something; to refrain from exacting (a tax or penalty, for example).
3. To reduce in intensity, or to reduce the intensity of something.
4. To restore something to a previous condition or position.
5. To postpone or defer something.
6. To pardon or to forgive something; such as, a sin or other some transgression.
7. To refer (a case) to another court for further consideration or action.
8. To allow to slacken: "The storm remitted its fury."
1. The sending of money, checks, etc., to a recipient at a distance to pay for merchandise or services.
2. Money or its equivalent sent from one place, or person, to another as payment for merchandise or services.
submission (suhb MISH uhn) (s) (noun), submissions (pl)
1. An act or instance of giving in: A prisoner’s submission is insisted upon when he is put into jail and he must follow all the rules and regulations of the imprisonment.
2. The condition of having complied to something or someone: Tim’s submission or agreement of going with his parents on the trip to the coast, instead of watching TV, proved to be much more exciting after all!
3. Acquiescent and respectful conduct or attitude: Mrs. Jones asked for Tom’s submission and obedience in class towards her and his classmates so the lesson could proceed again without interruption.
4. Something that is turned in or given to somebody: Jane wanted the submission of her article to the editor of the magazine to be published in the next issue.
5. In law, an agreement between parties involved in a dispute, to abide by the decision of an arbitrator or arbitrators: The neighbors were engaged in a quarrel about the fence between their houses and approved in a written submission to accept the settlement of their argument when it was reached.
submissive (adjective), more submissive, most submissive
1. Related to a person who yields or submits to the control or authority of another person: Jerry was a submissive husband who was obedient to his wife's desires.
2. Etymology: from Latin submittere, "to yield, to lower, to let down, to put under, to reduce"; from sub-, "under" + mittere "to let go, to send".
A reference to yielding to almost anything a man's wife wants.
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