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Dic/Dict

Latin: to say, to order.

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Dictate

V. To speak aloud in order that one's words may be copied or recorded. To give an order, to make necessary.
Root: Dic/Dict
Syn: demand
Ant: allow

3

Malediction

N. A recital of words intended to harm; a curse.
Root: Dic/Dict
Syn: curse
Ant: blessing

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Benediction

N. A blessing.
Root: Dic/Dict
Syn: compliment
Ant: insult

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Loc/Loqu

Latin: to speak.

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Locution

N. Style or action of speaking.
Root: Loc/Loqu
Syn: accent
Ant: tone

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Eloquent

Adj. Powerful and expressive.
Root: Loc/Loqu
Syn: articulate
Ant: unclear

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Colloquial

Adj. Of or related to informal speech; conversational.
Root: Loc/Loqu
Syn: idiomatic
Ant: formal

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Voca

Latin:to call.

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Evocative

Adj. Calling forth a vivid image or impression.
Root: Voca
Syn: suggestive
Ant: denying

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Equivocate

V. To use misleading or confusing language.
Root: Voca
Syn: evade
Ant: confront

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Clam/Claim

Latin: to shout or call.

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Advocate

V. To argue in favor of. N. Someone who argues for.
Root: Voca
Syn: recommend, support
Ant: oppose, enemy

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Exclamatory

Having a forceful, excited, or emotional tone.
Root: Clam/Claim
Syn: speak
Ant: silent

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Declaim

V. To speak loudly with feeling.
Root: Clam/Claim
Syn: exonerate
Ant: tuneful

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Clamorous

Adj, Characterized by a loud noise or outcry.
Root: Clam/Claim
Syn: ear-splitting
Ant: quiet