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dic/dict (root)

Latin; "to say, to order"
Words: 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.
Synonym: demand
Antonym: allow

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malediction

n. A recital of words intended to harm; a curse.

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benediction

n. A blessing

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loc/loqu (root)

Latin; "to speak"
Words: locution, eloquent, colloquial

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locution

n. Style or action of speaking

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eloquent

adj. Powerful and expressive
Synonym: articulate
Antonym: unclear

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colloquial

adj. Of or related to informal speech; conversational
Synonym: idiomatic

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voca (root)

Latin; "to call"
Words: evocative, equivocate, advocate

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evocative

adj. Calling forth a vivid image or impression
Synonym: suggestive

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equivocate

v. To use misleading or confusing language
Synonym: evade

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advocate

1.) v. To argue in favor of
Synonym: recommend
Antonym: oppose
2.) n. Someone who argues for
Synonym: supporter
Antonym: enemy

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clam/claim

Latin; "to shout or call"
Words: exclamatory, declaim, clamorous

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exclamatory

adj. Having a forceful, excited or emotional tone

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declaim

v. To speak loudly and with feeling

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clamorous

adj. Characterized by a loud noise or outcry
Synonym: ear-splitting
Antonym: quiet