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DIC/DICT

Latin Dicere, Dictum means to "say, to order"

Dictate, Malediction, Benediction

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Dictate

v. To speak aloud in order that one's words may be copied or recorded. 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, Locotus 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 related to informal speech; conversational.
Root: Loqu
Syn: Idiomatic

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VOCA

Latin: Vocare, Vocatum 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

v. To argue in favor n. Someone who argues for
Root: Voca
Syn: Recommend
Ant: Oppose
Syn: Supporter
Ant: Enemy

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CLAM/CLAIM

Latin: Clamare, Clamatum 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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Clamarous

adj. Characterized by a loud noise or outcry.
Root: Clam
Syn: Ear-splitting
Ant: Quiet