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Dic/Dict

To say, to order

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Dictate

Root: Dict
“(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: allowed

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Malediction

Dict
Noun
A recital of words meaning to cause harm, a curse

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Benediction

Dict
Noun
A blessing

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Loc/Loqu

To speak

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Locution

Loc
Noun
Style or action of speaking

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Eloquent

Loqu
Adjective
Powerful and expressive
Synonym: articulate
Antonym: unclear

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Colloquial

Loqu
Adjective
Of or related to informal speech, conversational
Synonym: language
Antonym:i idiomatic

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Voca

To call

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Evocative

Voca
Adjective
Calling forth a vivid image or expression
Synonym: suggestive

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Equivocate

Voc
Verb
To use misleading or confusing language
Synonym: evade

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Advocate

Voc
1 Verb. To argue in favor of
2 Noun. Someone who argues for
1. Synonym: recommend, Antonym: oppose
2. Synonym: supporter, Antonym: enemy

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Clam/Claim

To shout or call

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Exclamatory

Clam
Adjective
Having a forceful, excited, or emotional tone.

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Declaim

Claim
Verb
To speak loudly and with feeling

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Clamorous

Clam
Adjective
Characterized by a loud noise or outcry
Synonym: Ear-splitting
Antonym: quiet