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ROOT: dic/dict

LATIN; dicere, dictum
MEANING: to say, to order
WORDS: dictate, malediction, benediction

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Dictate

P.O.S: verb
MEANING: (1) to speak aloud in order that one's words may be copied or recorded (2) to give an order; to make necessary
SYN: demand
ANT: allow
ROOT: dic/dict

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Malediction

P.O.S: noun
MEANING: a recital of words intended to harm; a curse
ROOT: dic/dict

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Benediction

P.O.S: noun
MEANING: a blessing
ROOT: dic/dict

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ROOT: loc/loqu

LATIN; loqui, locutus
MEANING: to speak
WORDS: locution, eloquent, colloquial

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Locution

P.O.S: noun
MEANING: style or action of speaking
ROOT: loc/loqu

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Eloquent

P.O.S: adjective
MEANING: powerful and expressive
SYN: articulate
ANT:unclear
ROOT: loc/loqu

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Colloquial

P.O.S: adjective
MEANING: of or related to informal speech; conversational
SYN: idiomatic
ROOT: loc/loqu

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ROOT: voca

LATIN; vocare, vocatum
MEANING: to call
WORDS: evocative, equivocate, advocate

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Evocative

P.O.S: adjective
MEANING: calling forth a vivid image or impression
SYN: suggestive
ROOT: voca

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Equivocate

P.O.S: verb
MEANING: to use misleading or confusing language
SYN: evade
ROOT: voca

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Advocate

P.O.S: (1) verb, (2)noun
MEANING: (1) to argue in favor of (2) someone who argues for
SYN: (1) recommend (2)supporter
ANT: (1) oppose (2) enemy
ROOT: voca

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ROOT: clam/ claim

LATIN; clamare, clamatum
MEANING: to shout or call
Words: exclamatory, declaim, clamorous

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Exclamatory

P.O.S:adjective
MEANING: having a forceful, excited, or emotional tone
ROOT: clam/ claim

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Declaim

P.O.S: verb
MEANING: to speak loudly and with feeling
ROOT: clam/ claim

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Clamorous

P.O.S: adjective
MEANING: characterized by a loud noise or out cry
SYN: ear-splitting
ANT: quiet
ROOT: clam/ claim