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advocate
one who supports a cause
evocative
tending to call forth or summon; drawing forth or eliciting
espouse
to take in marriage; to give a woman in marriage; to give one's loyalty to a cuase
elicit
to bring out or draw out
voc, vok
voice; call
dic, dict
say; speak; assert
duc, duct
lead
gen, gener, gend
origin; race; kind
locu, locut
speak
anim
life; spirit; mind; soul
vol
wish; will
garrul
chatter; talk
volu, volv
roll
equ
equal; fair
par
pair; peer
para, par
prepare; ward off
trah, tract
draw, drag
prim
first
ben-, bon-
good; well
mal-
bad, ill
magn-
great; large
magnify
to make larger
magnitude
greatness
magniloquence
the act of speaking in a lofty style or grandiose manner
magnate
a great or important person
magnanimous
large-minded; generous and noble, especially in giving and forgiving
magnum
double-sized wine bottle
monolithic
having to do with a single large block or piece of stone, as is used for architecture or sculpture
largess
generous in giving
behemoth
something of monstrous size or power
prodigious
exciting amazement or wonder
bref-
short
brevity
the quality of being brief; shortness of time
breve
a mark placed over a short vowel sound or unstressed syllable
malign
to speak evil of; defame; slander
malignant
harmful, malevolent
malaise
vague feeling of illness or depression
dismal
causing gloom or misery
maladroit
awkward, clumsy
adroit
having or showing skill, cleverness, or resourcefulness in handling situations
slander
defamation; a malicious statement or report delivered orally
libel
defamation by printed word or picture
malapropism
humorous misuse of words
malodorous
stinky
malice
active ill will; desire to harm another or engage in mischief
malicious
spiteful; wanting to harm others
malaria
bad air; disease carried by mosquitos
malcontent
one who is discontented
pro bono
designating professional services provided, without compensation, for charitable organizations, poor persons, etc.
benediction
blessing or prayer
benign
mild, kindly, favorable
primus interpares
first among equals
prima donna
principal singer in an opera company; vain, tempermental person who expects preferential treatment
primogenitor
forefather; ancestor
primogeniture
inheritance of the family fortune by the oldest child
primate
any mammal of the order Primates; the first archbishop within a country
primordial
of or relating tothe earlierst age; original, in the earliest stage of development
primary
first in order of any series
tractable
easily managed or controlled
preparatory
serving or designed to prepare; preliminary or introductory reparation
apparatus
group or combination of instruments, machines, or tools having a particular function; complext instrument
paramutual
describes a system of betting in which the odds makes chances for winning more equal
parody
literary or musical work imitating the characteristic style
disparity
inequality; unlikeness
parody
a literary or musical work imitating the characteristic style of another more famous
disparity
inequality; unlikeness
par
even or equal
disparate
distinct or different in kind
disparage
to belittle or put down
peer
a person or thing of the same rank, value, or ability
egalitarian
affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people
quid pro quo
something that is given or taken in return for something else
prevaricate
to equivocate (literally to walk crooked)
iniquitous
wicked, evil, unfair
iniquity
sin, wickedness, an evil act; lack of fairness
equanimity
teh quality of remaining calm or undisturbed
equitable
equal
equilibrium
(equal balance)
a state of balance between opposing forces; the ability of an animal to keep itself properly positioned or oriented
equivocate
to be deliberately ambiguous; to mislead
equivocal
having tow or more meanings; purposely vague or misleading
inequity
lack of justice or equality
equity
the condition, act, or quality of being just, impartial, or fair; the value of a business or property beyond mortgage or liability
volvo
make of car that gets its name from the root
voluble
fluent; readily flowing in speech
convoluted
complicated; twisted or bound together
evolve
to develop by gradual changes
devolve
to pass by transmission or succession; to degenerate through a gradual change or evolution
garrulous
habitually chatty; talkative
garrulity
the act of being excessively talkative
misanthropic
characterized by hatred, dislike, or mistrust of humanking
misanthrope
hater of humankind
altruistic
acting unselfishly
altruism
the practice of unselfish concern for the welfare of others; behavior by an animal that may be to its disadvantage but that benefits others of its kind
munificent
charitable; generous
involuntary
uncontrollable; done without conscious decision
volition
the act of making a conscious decision
malevolent
characterized by ill will or hostility
benevolent
characterized by doing good
craven
cowardly, contemptibly timid or weak
pussillanimous
weak-spirited; faint-hearted; cowardly
anime
Japanese style of motion picture
inanimate
no endowed with life
animus
strong dislike or enmity; animating force or underlying purpose
animalcule
a microscopic animal; protozoan
animosity
hostility; feeling of dislike or hate
animate
living; lively
animation
vivacity; brisk, lively quality
vernacular
using plan, everyday language
circumlocution
circular speaking (beating around the bush)
eolcution
effective speech making
obloquy
the act of speaking against, censuring, blaming; abusive or slanderous language
interlocutor
person who takes part in a conversation; an interrogator
colloquy
conversation, dialogue or conference
ventriloquist
one who "throws" the voice so as to make it seem to come from the mouth of a puppet
allocute
to make a formal address, especially an address to a court at teh time of sentencing
allocution
formal address, especially warning or advising with authority
eloquent
fluent and persuasive in discourse
colloquium
lecture given to a gathering of students
colloquialism
word said in informal speech
loquacity
excessive talking; fondness for speaking
loquacious
talkative
callow
lacking adult maturity or experience
artless
free from craftiness, not artificial or fake
endemic
belonging or native to a particular people or country