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Dic/dict

“to say, to order”
Lati

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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
syn: demand ant: 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

“to speak”
Latin

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Locution

n. Style or action of speaking

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Eloquent

adj. Powerful and expressive
syn: articulate ant: unclear

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Colloquial

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

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Voca

To call
Latin

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Evocative

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

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Equivocate

To use misleading or confusing language
Syn: evade

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Advocate

(1) v. To argue in favor of (ad´ və kət) (2) n. Someone who argues for
Syn: supporter
Ant: enemy

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Clam/ claim

“to shout or call”
Latin

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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
syn: ear-splitting ant: quiet