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Dico, dictus to claim, inform ENGLISH WORD _________________ four. pre- ahead of, previously ENGLISH WORD _________________ five. mobilephone sound ENGLISH WORD _________________ 6. contra- opposed to, contrary ENGLISH WORD _________________ 7. advert- to, towards ENGLISH WORD _________________ eight. facio, factus, fec-, fic-, -fy to make or do ENGLISH WORD _________________ nine. -ory position the place ENGLISH WORD _________________ 10. manus hand ENGLISH WORD _________________ eleven. volo to need, to will, to be prepared ENGLISH WORD _________________ 12. plac- to thrill, appease, soothe, pacify ENGLISH WORD _________________ thirteen. -ive adjective suffix ENGLISH WORD _________________ 14. -ory adjective suffix ENGLISH WORD _________________ 15. im- (in-) now not; destructive prefix ENGLISH WORD _________________ sixteen. com- (con-) with, jointly ENGLISH WORD _________________ 17. dono to offer ENGLISH WORD _________________ utilizing THE phrases are you able to pronounce the phrases? (I) 1. benign bƏ-NĪN′ 2. benignity bƏ-NIG′-nƏ-tee three. benignant bƏ-NIG′-nƏnt four. benignancy bƏ-NIG′-nƏn-see five. benediction ben′-Ə-DIK′-shƏn 6. benedictory ben′-Ə-DIK′-tƏ-ree 7. beneficent bƏ-NEF′-Ə-sƏnt eight. beneficence bƏ-NEF′-Ə-sƏns nine. benefactor BEN′-Ə-fak′-tƏr 10. benefaction ben′-Ə-FAK′-shƏn eleven. beneficiary ben′-Ə-FISH′-Ər-ee or ben′-Ə-FISH′-ee-air-ee 12. benevolent bƏ-NEV′-Ə-lƏnt thirteen. benevolence bƏ-NEV′-Ə-lƏns 14. bona fide BŌ′-nƏ FĪD′ or BŌ′-nƏ FĪ′-dee 15. constancy fƏ-DEL′-Ə-tee sixteen. infidelity in′-fƏ-DEL′-Ə-tee 17. infidel IN′-fƏ-dƏl are you able to pronounce the phrases? (II) 1. dictatorial dik′-tƏ-TAWR′-ee-Əl 2. volition vō-LISH′-Ən three. placation play-KAY′-shƏn four. placative PLAK′-Ə-tiv or PLAY′-kƏ-tiv five. placatory PLAK′-Ə-tawr-ee or PLAY′-kƏ-tawr-ee 6. placable PLAK′-Ə-bƏl or PLAY′-kƏ-bƏl 7. implacable im-PLAK′-Ə-bƏl or im-PLAY′-kƏ-bƏl eight. placability plak′-Ə-BIL′-Ə-tee or play′-kƏ-BIL′-Ə-tee nine. implacability im-plak′-Ə-BIL′-Ə-tee or im-play′-kƏ-BIL′-Ə-tee 10. placid PLAS′-id eleven. placidity plƏ-SID′-Ə-tee 12. complacent kƏm-PLAY′-sƏnt thirteen. complacence kƏm-PLAY′-sƏns 14. complacency kƏm-PLAY′-sƏn-see 15. condonation kon′-dō-NAY′-shƏn are you able to paintings with the phrases? (I) 1. benign a. wishing good stuff (for one other) ; good disposed 2. benedictory b. domineering; giving orders in a fashion allowing no refusal three. benevolent c. to not be soothed or pacified; unyielding to pity or entreaty four. bona fide d. tending, or meant, to pacify, to appease, or to alter hostility to friendliness five. dictatorial e. kindly, good-natured; no longer cancerous 6. placatory f. calm, unruffled, undisturbed 7. implacable g. self-satisfied; boastful eight. placid h. of the character of, or in relation to, advantages nine. complacent i. in reliable religion; honest; legitimate KEY: 1–e, 2–h, 3–a, 4–i, 5–b, 6–d, 7–c, 8–f, 9–g are you able to paintings with the phrases? (II) 1. benevolence a. recipient of cash, kindness, and so on. 2. benefaction b. unfastened will three. beneficiary c. act of overlooking, or of forgiving, an offense or transgression four. infidelity d. faithfulness five. volition e. self-satisfaction; smugness 6. placation f. calmness 7. constancy g. act of pacifying, or of turning hostility or anger into pleasant emotions eight.