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DIC/DICT

Latin. Means "to say, to order".
Dictate, Malediction, Benediction.

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Dictate

Verb. To speak aloud in order that one's words may be copied or recorded. Verb. To give an order; to make necessary.
Root: DIC/DICT
Synonym: demand
Antonym: allow

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Malediction

Noun. A recital of words intended to harm; a curse.
Root: DIC/DICT

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Benediction

Noun. A blessing.
Root: DIC/DICT

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LOC/LOQU

Latin. Means "to speak".
Locution, Eloquent, Colloquial.

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Locution

Noun. Style or action of speaking.
Root: LOC/LOQU

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Eloquent

Adjective. Powerful and expressive.
Root: LOC/LOQU
Synonym: articulate
Antonym: unclear

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Colloquial

Adjective. Of or related to informal speech; conversational.
Root: LOC/LOCU
Synonym: idiomatic

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VOCA

Latin. Means "to call".
Evocative, Equivocate, Advocate

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Evocative

Adjective. Calling forth a vivid image or impression.
Root: VOCA
Synonym: suggestive

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Equivocate

Verb. To use misleading or confusing language.
Root: VOCA
Synonym: evade

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Advocate

(1) Verb. To argue in favor of. (2) Noun. Someone who argues for.
Root: VOCA
Synonym: recommend, supporter
Antonym: oppose, enemy

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CLAM/CLAIM

Latin. Means "to shout or call".
Exclamatory, Declaim, Clamorous.

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Exclamatory

Adjective. Having a forceful, excited, or emotional tone.
Root: CLAM/CLAIM

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Declaim

Verb. To speak loudly and with feeling.
Root: CLAM/CLAIM

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Clamorous

Adjective. Characterized by a loud noise or outcry.
Root: CLAM/CLAIM
Synonym: ear-splitting
Antonym: quiet