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Dic/Dict

To say, to order

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Dictate

To speak aloud in order that one's word may be recorded.
Latin
Verb
Synonym: demand
Antonym: allow

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Malediction

A recital of words intended to harm.
Noun
Latin

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Benediction

A blessing.
Latin
Noun

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Loc/Loqu

Latin
To speak

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Locution

Style or action of speaking.
Noun

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Eloquent

Powerful and expressive.
Adj.
Latin
Synonym: articulate
Antonym: unclear

8

Colloquial

Of or related to informal speech.
Adj.
Latin
Synonym: idiomatic

9

Voca

Latin
To call

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Evocative

Calling forth a vivid image or repression.
Adj.
Latin
Synonym: suggestive

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Equivocate

To use misleading or confusing language.
Verb
Latin
Synonym: evade

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Advocate

To argue in favor.
Verb
Latin
Synonym: recommend
Antonym: oppose

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Clam/Claim

Latin
To shut or call.

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Exclamatory

Having and exiting or emotional tone.
Adj.
Latin

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Declaim

To speak loudly with feeling.
Verb
Latin

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Clamorous

Characterized by a loud noise or outcry.
Adj.
Latin
Synonym: ear-splitting
Antonym: quiet