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Greek and Latin Root words: spec, dict

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contradict (v)
to SPEAK against; to SAY the opposite
dictation (n)
what is written down as someone says it
dictator (n)
a leader who SPEAKS and rules with total power
diction (n)
the manner in which something is expressed in words
dictionary (n)
a reference book in which spoken or written words are defined
dictum (n)
a judge's ruling or STATEMENT
edict (n)
public words issued by an official that explain a law or command
indictment (n)
formal words SPOKEN or written by a jury that charge a person with a crime
predict (v)
to say what will happen before it occurs
verdict (n)
the decision a jury makes in a trial; the decision said by the jury