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DIC/DICT

L: to say, to order

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Dictate

V: (1)To speak aloud in order that one's words may be copied or recorded (2) To give an order; to make necessary
Root: DIC
Syn: demnd
Ant: allow

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Malediction

N: A recital of words intended to harm; a curse
Root: DICT

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Benediction

N: A blessing
Root: DICT

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LOC/LOQU

L: to speak

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Locution

N: Style or action of speaking
Root: LOC

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Eloquent

Adj: Powerful and expressive
Root: LOQ
Ant: Articulate
Syn: Unclear

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Colloquial

Adj: Of or realted to informal speech; conversational
Root: LOQ
Syn: idiomatic

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VOCA

L: to call

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Evocative

Adj: Calling forth a vivid image or impression
Root: VOCA
Syn: suggestive

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Equivocate

V: To use misleading or confusing language
Root: VOCA
Syn: Evade

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Advocate

(1)V: To argue in favor of (2) N: Someone who argues for
Root: VOCA
(1)Syn: Recommended Ant: oppose
(2) Syn: Supporter Ant: Enemy

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CLAM/CLAIM

L: to shout or call

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Exclamatory

Adj: Having a forceful, excited, or emotional tone.
Root: CLAM

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Declaim

V: To speak loudly and with feeling
Root: CLAIM

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Clamorous

Adj: Characterized by a loud noise or outcry
Root: CLAM
Syn: Ear-splitting
Ant: Quiet