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DIC/DICT

“to say, to order”

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DICTATE

“v. To speak aloud in order that one’s words may be copied or recorded”
syn: demand
ant: allow

3

MALEDICTION

“n. A recital of words intended to harm; a curse”

4

BENEDICTION

n. A blessing

5

LOC/LOQU

to speak

6

LOCUTION

“n. Style or action of speaking”

7

ELOQUENT

“adj. Powerful and expressive”
syn: articulate
ant: unclear

8

COLLOQUIAL

“adj. Of or related to informal speech”
syn: idiomatic

9

VOCA

to call

10

EVOCATIVE

“adj. Calling forth a vivid image or impression”
syn: suggestive

11

EQUIVOCATE

“v. To use misleading or confusing language”
syn: evade

12

ADVOCATE

“v. To argue in favor of”
syn: supporter
ant: enemy

13

CLAM/CLAIM

“to shout or call”

14

EXCLAMATORY

“adj. Having a forceful, excited, or emotional tone”

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DECLAIM

“v. To speak loudly and with feeling”

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CLAMOROUS

“adj. Characterized by a loud noise or outcry”
syn: ear-splitting
ant: quiet