Dictum

Vocabulary From Classical Roots Book D Lesson 7 Word 5

Definition:

N. An authoritative expression of opinion.

Synonyms:

Maxim, edict, order

Antonyms:

Nonpartisan, neutral, unbiased

Sentence 1:

The drill sergeant gave the cadet a harsh dictum to try and make the cadet shine his shoes.

Sentence 2:

The doctor's dictum of the little girl's health scared her brother.

Video explanation:

The little girl tries to ascribe her eating of a cupcake on the rest of her family.
Floyd VB - Life is Not a Storybook

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