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Dic/Dict

Latin. Dicere, Dictum means to say, to order
Dictate, Malediction, Benediction

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Dictate

(1) V. to speak aloud in order that ones 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 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, Equivocative, Advocate

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Evocative

Adj. Calling forth a vivid image or expression
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: 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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Clamorous

Adj. Characterized by a loud noise or outcry
Root: Clam
Syn: Supporter
Ant: Quiet