Flashcards in Unit 15 Deck (16):
Latin: dicere, dictum "to say, to order"
Dictate, malediction, benediction
(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
N. a recital of words intended to harm; a curse
N. a blessing
Latin: loqui, locutus "to speak"
Locution, eloquent, colloquial
N. style or action of speaking
Adj. powerful and expressive
Adj. of or related to informal speech; conversational
Latin: vocare, vocatum "to call"
Evocative, equivocate, advocate
Adj. calling forth a vivid image or impression
V. To use misleading or confusing language
(1) v. To argue in favor of (2) n. someone who argues for
Syn: recommend, reporter
Ant: oppose, enemy
Latin: clamare, clamatum "to shout or call"
Exclamatory, declaim, clamorous
Adj. having a forceful, excited, or emotional tone
V. To speak loudly and with feeling