Did you know that the word root ‘dict’ come from the Latin word dicto, which means to speak or to declare? Some English words that use this root includes verdict, which is the judge’s or jury’s judgement or answer in court. To contradict means to speak against or to say something the opposite of something. A valediction is the act of saying farewell. A dictionary contains the words of a language; what they mean, how they are used, and how they are spoken. Can you think of any other ‘dict’ words?
I hope my prediction of a splendid day of school for you comes true. Remember to think kind thoughts, use kind words, and do kind things. We Love You.
A prediction is something that is told before the event happens.
A dictum is something that is a ‘saying’ for a certain principle or idea. It can also be a statement from an authoritative source, such as a judicial assertation.
Diction is the style of speaking. It looks at choice of words, accent, intonation, inflection, enunciation.
A dictator is someone who has absolute power, a person who speaks and makes declarations. In Latin, a dictator was a judge in the Roman republic with temporary absolute power.