These ROOT-WORDS are DIC & DICT which mean SAY & DECLARE. It is a good ROOT to own and opens the door to many needed words. You will recognize it without difficulty. Notice the change in pronunciation of words 13-17. The c sound is entirely omitted. DICT = DIT.
1. Dictate : DIC tate (dik’ tate) v.
Command; proclaim; as, dictate a law
2. Dictator : DICT ator (dik’ tate r) n.
One who commands; an absolute ruler
3. Dictation : DICT ation (dik tay’ shun) n.
Authoritative command; as, yield to dictation
4. Diction : DIC tion (dik’ shun) n.
Language; choice of words; as, fine diction
5. Dictionary : DIC tionary (dik’ shu nare ee) n.
A reference book of words
6. Dictum : DICT um (dik’ tum) n.
The statement of a dictator
7. Dictatorship : DICT atorship (dik tate’ or ship) n.
The rule of a dictator
8. Dictatorial : DICT atorial (dik ta tore’ ee al) adj.
In the nature of a dictator
9. Contradict : contra DICT (kon tra dikt’) v.
To speak against; declare wrong
10. Indicate : in DIC ate (in’ di kate) v.
To point out; as, indicate an error
11. Indication : in DIC ation (in di kay’ shun) n.
A sign of; as, an indication of favor
12. Indicator : in DIC ator (in’ di kate r) n.
That which points to something
13. Indict : in DICT (in dite’) v.
To charge with some offense
14. Indictment : in DICT ment (in dite’ ment) n.
A charge; as, an indictment of murder
15. Indictable : in DICT able (in dite’ a b’l) adj.
Can be charged, as with crime
16. Indicter : in DICT er (in dite’ er) n.
One who makes the charge of offense
17. Indictee : in DICT ee (in die tee’) n.
The one who is charged with offense
18. Indicative : in DIC ative (in dik’ at iv) adj.
Pointing out; bringing to notice
19. Prediction : pre DICT ion (pre dik’ shun) n.
20. Malediction : male DICT ion (mal e dik’ shun) n.
Words of ill-will; a curse
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