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. 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 being magnanimous. 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 an argument. 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) in someone. 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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