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DIC/DICT

Latin: "To say, to order"
Example Words: Dictate, Malediction, Benediction

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LOC/LOQU

Latin: "To speak"
Example Words: Locution, Eloquent, Colloquial

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VOCA

Latin: "To call"
Example Words: Evocative, Equivocate, Advocate

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CLAM/CLAIM

Latin: "To shout or call"
Example Words: Exclamatory, Declaim, Clamorous

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Dictate

Definition: (1) v. To speak aloud in order that one’s words may be copied or recorded. (2) v. To give an order; to make necessary.
Root: DIC/DICT
Synonym: Demand
Antonym: Allow

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Malediction

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

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Benediction

Definition: n. A blessing.
Root: DIC/DICT

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Locution

Definition: n. Style or action of speaking.
Root: LOC/LOQU

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Eloquent

Definition: adj. Powerful and expressive.
Root: LOC/LOQU
Synonym: Articulate
Antonym: Unclear

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Colloquial

Definition: adj. Of or related to informal speech, conversational.
Root: LOC/LOQU
Synonym: Idiomatic

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Evocative

Definition: adj. Calling forth a vivid image or impression.
Root: VOCA
Synonym: Suggestive

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Equivocate

Definition: v. To use misleading or confusing language.
Root: VOCA

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Advocate

Definition: (1) v. To argue in favor of, (2) n. Someone who argues for.
Root: VOCA
Synonym: Supporter
Antonym: Enemy

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Exclamatory

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

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Declaim

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

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Clamorous

Definition: adj. Characterized by a loud noise or outcry.
Root: CLAM/CLAIM
Synonym: Ear-splitting
Antonym: Quiet