The correct answer is letter.


A. arc traced by missile
B. period of heavy mist
C. cold NW wind
D. letter

The correct answer is (D) A letter (especially an official one); a written message sent (or to be sent) from an official source; a formal letter from someone in authority.

Missive comes from Middle English missive (letter), French missive, Latin missivus (a letter), mittere (to send).

Examples of use:

  • A missive from the court summoned him to appear for jury duty.
  • He received news of his award by a missive from the Board of Governors.

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