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Roots and Definitions of English Quiz Guide

Roots and Definitions of English Quiz Guide

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Roots and Definitions Of English Quiz Guide
Dic, Dict, Dit-to speak or to say:Benediction:
 
an utterance of good wishes. 
Contradict:
to assert the contrary or opposite of; deny directly and categorically. 
Dictate:
to say or read aloud something to be written down by a person or recorded by a machine.
 Dictation:
the act or manner of transcribing words uttered by another 
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Dictator:
a person exercising absolute power, especially a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession.
 
Dictatorial:
have or pertaining to a dictator or dictatorship.
 
Edict:
a decree issued by a sovereign or other authority.
 
Malediction:
a curse; imprecation. 
Predict:
to declare or tell in advance; prophesy.
 
Prediction:
an act of  predicting.
 
Predicate: 
to affirm or assert (something) of the subject of a proposition. 
Verdict:
 
the finding or answer of a jury given to the court concerning a matter submitted to their judgment.
 Magn-great Magnanimity:
 
the quality of beingmagnanimous.
 
Magnanimous:
 generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness 
Magnate:
a person of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular enterprise, field of business, etc. 
Magnificent:
making a splendid appearance or show. 
Magnify:
to increase the apparent size of, as a lens does. 
Magnitude:
size; extent; dimensions. 
Magnum:
 A thing of a type that is larger than normal, in particular.
 
Path, Pat, Pass-to feel or suffer:Antipathy:
 A deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion
Empathy:
 
The ability to understand and share the feelings of another. 
Impassive:
Not feeling or showing emotion
Patient:
 Able to wait without becoming annoyed or anxious. 
 
Passion:
Strong and barely controllable emotion.
 
Sociopath:
 A person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience.
 
Sympathy:
Feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune.
 
Pathology:
The science of the causes and effects of diseases. 
Vad, Vas-go:Evade:
 
Escape or avoid, esp. by cleverness or trickery. 
Evasive:
Tending to avoid commitment or self-revelation, esp. by responding only indirectly.
 
Invade:Enter (a place, situation, or sphere of activity) in large numbers, esp. with intrusive effect.
 
Invader:
someone who enters by force in order to conquer. 
Invasion:
 An instance of invading a country or region with an armed force. 
Pervade:
Spread through and be perceived in every part of.
 
Pervasive:
Spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people.
 
Bel, Bell, Belli-war:Antebellum:
Occurring or existing before a particular war, esp. the American Civil War.
 
Bellicose:
Demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight.
 
Belligerent:
Hostile and aggressive. 
Rebel:
 A person who rises in armed resistance against an established government or ruler.
 
Rebellion:
 An act of violent or open resistance to an established government or ruler.
 
Cide, Cis, Cise-to kill or to cut:Excuse:
 Attempt to lessen the blame attaching to (a fault or offense); seek to defend or justify.
 
Excise:
Charge excise on (goods): "excised goods". 
Fratricide:
The killing of one's brother or sister.
 
Genocide:
The deliberate killing of a large group of people, esp. those of a particular ethnic group or nation.
 
Homicide:
The deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another; murder.
 
Incisive:
Intelligently analytical and clear-thinking.
 
Matricide:
The killing of one's mother.
 
Regicide:
The action of killing a king.
 
Suicide:
The action of killing oneself intentionally.
 
Dem, Demo-people, populace, population:
 
Demagogue:
 A political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.
 
Demographic:
Relating to the structure of populations.
 
Democracy:
 A state governed in such a way.
 
Endemic:
(of a disease or condition) Regularly found among particular people or in a certain area.
 
Epidemic:
 A widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.
 
Voc, Voke-call:Advocate:
 A person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.
 
Evocation:
imaginative re-creation.
 
Convocation:
 A large formal assembly of people.
 
Equivocate:
Use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself.
 
Equivocation:
a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth.
 
Evoke:
Bring or recall to the conscious mind.
 
Evocative:
Bringing strong images, memories, or feelings to mind. 
Invoke:
Cite or appeal to (someone or something) as an authority for an action or in support of anargument. 
Invocation:
The action of invoking something or someone for assistance or as an authority.
 
Provoke:
Stimulate or give rise to (a reaction or emotion, typically a strong or unwelcome one) insomeone. 
Provocation:
 Action or speech that provokes someone, esp. deliberately.
 
Provocative:
Causing provocation, esp. deliberately: "a provocative article". 
Revoke:
Put an end to the validity or operation of (a decree, decision, or promise).
 
Revocation:
the state of being cancelled or annulled.
 
Vocal:
Of or relating to the human voice.
 
Vocation:
Of or relating to the human voice.
 
Vociferous:
crying out noisily; clamorous.
 

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