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Dictate

To speak aloud in order that one's word may be copied or recorded; to give an order to make necessary

Malediction

A recital of words intended to harm; a curse

Benediction

a blessing

Loquacious

Full of excessive talk; wordy

Eloquent

Powerful and expressive

Colloquial

Of or related to informal speech

Evocative

Calling forth a vivid image or impression

Equivocate

To use misleading or confusing language

Advocate

Someone who argues for; to argue in favor of

Exclamatory

Having a forceful, excited, or emotional tone

Declaim

To speak loudly with feeling

Clamorous

Characterized by a loud noise or outcry

Interminable

Having or seeming to have no end

Determinable

Definitely or decided upon; definable

Terminal

Of or relating to an end, boundary, extremity; extremely or hopelessly severe

Doleful

Sad; mournful

Portend

To give an omen or anticipatory sign of; foreshadow

Distend

To swell or cause to swell from internal pressure

Acrid

Stinging or biting in odor or taste; harsh; irritating

Acrimonious

Exhibiting harsh sharpness in speech or mood

Exacerbate

To make worse or more severe

Fervent

Passionately excited or enthusiastic

Fervor

Emotional excitement; heated or enthusiastic

Effervescent

Highly spirited; animated