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DIC/DICT

To say to order

Dictate, malediction, benediction

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Dictate

(1) verb, to speak aloud in order that one's words may be copied or recorded
(2) verb, to give an order; to make necessary
Root: DIC/DICT
Syn: demand
Ant: allow

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Malediction

Noun, “A recital of words intended to harm; a curse”
Root: DICT/DICT

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Benediction

Noun, a blessing
Root: DIC/DICTRY

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LOC/LOQU

To speak

Locution, eloquent, colloquial

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Locution

Noun, style or action of speaking
Root: LOC/LOQU

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Eloquent

Adj., powerful anderessove
Root: LOC/LOQU

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Colloquial

Adj., of or related to informational speech; conversational
Root: LOC/LOQU
Syn: idiomatic

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VOCA

To call

Evocative, equivocate, advocate

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Evocative

Adj., calling forth a vivid image or impression
Root: VOCA
Syn: suggestive

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Equivocate

Verb, to use misleading or confusing language
Root: VOCA
Syn: evade

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Advocate

(1) verb, to argue im favor of
(2) noun, someone who argues for
Root: VOCA
Syn: supporter
Ant: enemy

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CLAM/CLAIM

To shout or call

Exclamatory, declaim, clamorous

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Exclamatory

Adj., having a forceful, excited, or emotional tone
Root: CLAM/CLAI

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Declaim

Verb, to speak loudly and with feeling
Root: CLAM/CLAIM

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Clamorous

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