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Dic/dict

Latin: means "to say, to order"
Dictate, malediction, benediction

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Dictate

V.(1) To speak aloud in order in order that one's words may be copied or recorded
V.(2) 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

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Benediction

N. A blessing
Root: Dict

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Loc/loqu

Latin: means "to speak"
Locution, eloquent, colloquial

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Locution

N. Style or action of speaking
Root: Loc

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Eloquent

Adj. Powerful and expressive
Root: Loqu
Syn: articulate
Ant: unclear

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Colloquial

Adj. Of or relating to informal speech; conversational
Root: Loqu
Syn: idiomatic

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Voca

Latin: means "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

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
Syn: recommend; supporter
Ant: oppose; enemy

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Clam/claim

Latin: means "to shout or call"
Exclamatory, declaim, clamorous

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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: Claim
Syn: ear-splitting
Ant: quiet