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DIC/DICT

Latin DICERE, DICTUM "to say, to order"

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Dictate

1. V. to speak aloud in order that one's words may be copied or recorded. 2. V. to give an order; to make necessary
Root: DICT
Syn: demand
Ant: allow

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Malediction

N. a recital of words intended to harm; a curse
Root: DICT
Syn:
Ant:

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Benediction

N. a blessing
Root: DICT
Syn:
Ant:

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LOC/LOQU

Latin LOQUI, LOCUTUS "to speak"

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Locution

N. style or action of speaking
Root: LOC
Syn:
Ant:

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Eloquent

Adj. powerful and expressive
Root: LOQU
Syn: articulate
Ant: unclear

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Colloquial

Adj. of or related to informal speech; conversational
Root: LOQU
Syn: idiomatic
Ant:

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VOCA

Latin VOCARE, VOCATUM "to call"

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Evocative

Adj. calling forth a vivid image or expression
Root: VOCA
Syn: suggestive
Ant:

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Equivocate

V. to use misleading or confusing language
Root: VOCA
Syn: evade
Ant:

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Advocate

1. V. to argue in favor of 2. N. someone who argues for
Root: VOCA
Syn: supporter
Ant: enemy

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CLAM/CLAIM

Latin CLAMARE, CLAMATUM "to shout or call"

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Exclamatory

Adj. having a forceful, exited, or emotional tone
Root: CLAM
Syn:
Ant:

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Declaim

V. to speak loudly and with feeling
Root: CLAIM
Syn:
Ant:

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Clamorous

Adj. characterized by a loud noise or outcry
Root: CLAM
Syn: ear-splitting
Ant: quiet