missive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word missive
in olden days .. if you "missed" someone.. you wrote "letters" to them...
miss+give....give this letter to the miss
MISSIVE sounds like MISS+EVE(occasion)...i.e when u miss someone on a eve,u write a LETTER to convey(ur love).
MISS+U....when you miss your girlfriend...what will you do???....you will write a love LETTER.....
elaborating on Ani's mnemonic : if you want your miss to give you something, she asks you to get a letter from your parents
missile...we just throw love letters to someone like a missile..
think of the adjective "Submissive" which means obedient,u give all ur MISSIVEs to sb who is SUBMISSIVE to read them to u