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Dic/dict

Latin: dicere, dictum "to say, to order"

Dictate, malediction, benediction

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Dictate

(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: 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: loqui, locutus "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 related to informal speech; conversational
Root: loqu
Syn: idiomatic

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Voca

Latin: vocare, vocatum "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, reporter
Ant: oppose, enemy

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Clam/claim

Latin: clamare, clamatum "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: clam
Syn: ear-splitting
Ant: quiet