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Let’s have another challenge from the vocabulary vault. This time it’s back to word roots. See how many words you can form from the root ‘voc’. In the comments below do three things – write the meaning of the root, say what language it originates from and then list all the words you can find with this root. You will have to be able to explain the meaning of every word you write. As always, please complete the task before noon on Sunday. Enjoy! Remember: ‘VOC’.

 

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  1. advocate
    advocated
    advocating
    avocado
    avocadoes
    avocation
    devocalize
    devocalized
    devocalizes
    devocalizing
    havoc
    havocked
    havocker
    havocking
    provocative
    provocatively
    provocativeness
    provocative
    revocation
    vocably
    vocabular
    vocabulary
    vocal
    vocalist
    vocalized
    vocally
    vocals
    vocation

  2. Voc comes from the latin word vox which means call or voice
    vocal
    advocate
    avocado
    convocation
    avocate
    avocation
    devocalize
    equivocal
    avocet
    evocal
    havoc
    evocator
    intervocate
    irrevocable
    nonvocal
    postvocalic
    provocator
    provocation
    revocable
    slavocracy
    subvocal
    univocal
    vocable
    vocably
    vocabulary
    vocalism
    vocalist
    vocally
    vocation
    vocatives
    voces
    vocoder

  3. Advocacy-public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy.

    Convocation-a large formal assembly of people, in particular.

    Devocalize- a surgical procedure applied to dogs and cats, where tissue is removed from the animal’s vocal cords to permanently reduce the volume of their vocalizations.

    Evocation-the act of calling or summoning a spirit, demon, god or other supernatural agent

    Havoc-widespread destruction.

    Invocate-the act or process of petitioning for help or support

    Provocative-causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately.

    Vocabulary-the body of words used in a particular language.

  4. Voc comes from the Latin vox, vocis meaning VOICE and vocare meaning to CALL

    Examples:
    advocate; avocado; avocation; avocet; convocation; equivocal; evocation; havoc; intervocalic; invocation; irrevocable; novocain; provocation; revocable; subvocal; vocal; vocabulary; vocable; unequivocal; vocation; vociferant; vocoder;

  5. havoc
    vocal
    advocacy
    advocate
    avocados
    evocable
    evocator
    havocked
    havocker
    invocate
    nonvocal
    subvocal
    univocal
    vocables
    vocalics
    vocalise
    vocalism
    vocalist
    vocality

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