nunci, nunc & nounc
These ROOT-WORDS are NUNCI, NUNC & NOUNC which come from the Latin verb muntiare which means to SPEAK & to DECLARE & WARN. This Latin root gives us a clue to the Italian pronunciation. In Italian the ci is pronounced like ch in English - nunchio. In English the ci is usually pronounced like si, although in the word delivious we say delishus. So it is sometimes difficult to know how to pronounce a ci word without the help of a dictionary.
1. Nuncio : NUNCI o (nun’ see o) n.
Messenger; a papal representative
2. Nunciative : NUNCI ative (nun’ shi ay tiv) adj.
3. Nunciature : NUNCI ature (nun’ see a chur) n.
The office of the nuncio
4. Nuncupate : NUNC upate (nun’ kyu pate) v.
To declare orally; to proclaim
5. Nuncupative : NUNC upative (nun’ kyu pate iv) adj.
Oral; not written
6. Nunciate : NUNC iate (nun’ shi ate) n.
A messenger; announcer
7. Announce : an NOUNC e (a nouns’) v.
To make knowledge public
8. Announcer : an NOUNC er (a noun’ ser) n.
One who makes announcements publicly
9. Announcement : an NOUNC ement (a noun’ sment) n.
Information given to the public
10. Denounce : de NOUNC e (de nouns’) v.
Accuse; inform against
11. Denunciation : de NUNCI ation (de nun see ay’ shun) n.
Act of informing against
12. Denunciable : de NUNCI able (de nun shi a b’l) adj.
May or should be informed against
13. Denunciatory : de NUNCI atory (de nun’ see a tore e) adj.
Characterized by denunciation
14. Enunciate : e NUNCI ate (ee nun’ see ate) v.
To pronounce carefully
15. Enunciation : e NUNCI ation (ee nun see ay’ shun) n.
16. Pronounce : pro NOUNC e (pro nouns’) v.
17. Pronouncement : pro NOUNC ement (pro noun’ sment) n.
Declaration; formal announcement
18. Pronunciation : pro NUNCI ation (pro nun se ay’ shun) n.
19. Renounce : re NOUNC e (re nouns’) v.
Retract; revoke; abdicate
20. Renunciation : re NUNCI ation (re nun see ay’ shun) n.
Abdication; the act of giving up
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