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DIC/DICT

Latin. 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- dictate
Syn. Demand
Ant. Allow

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Malediction

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

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Benediction

n. A blessing
Root- dic/ dict

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LOC/LOQU

Latin. 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. 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 (ad´ və kət) (2) n. Someone who argues for”
Root- voca
Syn. Supporter
Ant. enemy

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CLAM/CLAIM

Latin. 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- clam/ claim

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CLAMOROUS

“adj. Characterized by a loud noise or outcry”
Root- clam/claim
Syn. Ear splitting
Ant. Pope