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dict

to speak

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dict origin

Latin

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abdicate

(v.) to resign, formally give up an office or a duty; to disown, discard

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addict

to turn over oneself to their master

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contradict

to speak against; to say the opposite

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dictate

to speak or read something to a person who writes it down / to give orders

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Dictator

A ruler who has complete power over people

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dictatorial

domineering; oppressively overbearing

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Diction

word choice OR pronunciation/way of speaking

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dictionary

a reference book in which spoken or written words are defined

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dictum

A formal or authoritative statement

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edict

A speaking out; an official decree

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jurisdiction

the official power to make legal decisions and judgments.

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predict

to say what will happen before it occurs

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valedictorian

the student at the top of the class who gives a speech at graduation

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dis, di, dif

not, away, apart

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dis, di, dif origin

latin

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disaster origin

the stars were not in a favorable position

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disarray

disorder, confusion

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disaster

the stars are not in a favorable position, a misfortune.

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disburse

to pay out, give away funds

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discomfit

to undo OR embarrass

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disconcert

discomfort, frustrate

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disconsolate

unable to be consoled

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discordant

lacking harmony or agreement

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disease

illness

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dismantle

originally, to take a man's cloak off his back; to strip a house of furnishings; to take apart

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disparate (adj.)

completely different

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disparity (noun)

difference

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display

to show, to unfold

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disproportionate

out of proportion; of an unequal size or amount

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dissect

to cut apart

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disseminate

to spread widely

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dissent

to disagree

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dissident

someone who disagrees

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dissuade

to persuade not to do something

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distract

to pull a person's attention in another direction

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diverse

different; varied

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diversion

something that turns your attention off of what you are thinking about (distraction)

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divorce

The legal ending of a marriage

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