Vocabulary From Classical Roots D Chapters 7 and 8

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affable

Easy to speak to; approachable; polite, friendly

ineffable

1. Beyond description; indescribable 2. Not to be uttered; taboo

dictatorial

Domineering; autocratic, like a dictator

diction

1. Choice of words in speech or writing 2. A person's manner of uttering or pronouncing words

dictum

An authoritative expression of opinion

ditty

A simple song

edict

A decree or proclamation issued by an authority

indict

1. To issue a formal charge of a crime 2. To accuse

indite

To write; to compose

interdiction

A prohibition; the act of forbidding

jurisdiction

1. Control and authority, especially to interpret and exercise the law 2. The specific area of someone's or something's control or authority

malediction

A curse

valediction

A bidding farewell; a leave-taking; a farewell speech

gloss

An explanation of a difficult expression in a text

polyglot

A person who knows several languages well

acclamation

1. Applause; enthusiastic approval 2. An oral vote, especially an enthusiastic vote of approval

clamor

A loud outcry, especially in protest

declaim

To speak loudly or passionately

forensic

Referring to legal proceedings or formal debate or rhetoric

forum

1. The central square or marketplace of a Roman city 2. A public meeting or any situation for open discussion

lingo

Unfamiliar language; a dialect or special jargon

lingua franca

A language used by people who do not speak a common tongue; usually combines aspects of different languages

linguist

1. A person who speaks several language; a polyglot 2. A person who studies linguistics, the structure of human speech

circumlocution

1. The use of many words when few would do 2. Evasive talk; roundabout expression

colloquium

A meeting for discussion, especially in an academic setting

locution

A word or expression; phraseology

loquacious

Very talkative

proverbial

1. Of or like a wise or witting folksaying 2. Well-known; notorious; frequently spoken of

verbatim

Word for word; in exactly the same words

verbose

Wordy; using excessive words

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