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Dic/Dict

Latin Dicere, dictum "to say, to order"

dictate, malediction, benediction

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dictate

PartOfSpeech: Verb
Definition: (1) To speak aloud in order that one's words may be copied or recorded. (2) To give an order; to make necessary
Synonym: demand
Antonym: allow

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malediction

PartOfSpeech: noun
Definition: a recital of words intended to harm; a curse

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benediction

PartOfSpeech: noun
Definition: a blessing

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Loc/Loqu

Latin Laqu, Loctus "to speak"

Locution, eloquent, colloquial

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Locution

PartOfSpeech: noun
Definition: style or action of speaking

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eloquent

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: powerful and expressive
Synonym: articulate
Antonym: unclear

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Colloquial

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: of or related to informal speech, conversational
Synonym: idiomatic

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Voca

Latin Vocare, Vocatum "to call"

evocative, equivocate, advocate

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evocative

PartOfSpeech:Adjective
Definition: calling forth a vivid image or imrpession
Synonym: suggestive

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equivocate

PartOfSpeech: verb
Definition: to use misleading or confusing language
Synonym: evade

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advocate

PartOfSpeech: (1) verb (2) noun
Definition: (1) to argue in favor of (2) someone who argues for
Synonym: (1) recommend (2) supporter
Antonym: (1) oppose (2) enemy

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Clam/Claim

Latin Clamere, Clamatum "to shout or call"

exclamatory, declaim, clamorous

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exclamatory

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: having a forceful, excited, or emotional tone

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declaim

PartOfSpeech: verb
Definition: to speak loudly and with feeling

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clamorous

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: characterized by a loud noise or outcry
Synonym: ear-splitting
Antonym: quiet