Latin Love, Vol I: vocare – 11 Words


call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response

“Were trying to tell an adventure story that evokes childhood memories,” she explains.

annoy continually or chronically

They have damaged streets and insulted the police – provoking them into using tear gas.

cancel officially

He faces a hearing April 19 where his license could be permanently revoked.Salon (Mar 29, 2013)

push for something

He says he advocated therapy and prevention, not harsh punishments.

request earnestly; ask for aid or protection

He invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during the House committee hearings.

be deliberately ambiguous or unclear

“That is an unfair question,” he equivocated, narrowing his eyes whimsically.Seltzer, Charles Alden

clearly defined or formulated

Scientists have been loath to answer such questions in unequivocal terms.Slate (Dec 7, 2012)

conspicuously and offensively loud

Their cry increased in volume, vociferous, echoing in the trees.Ramsay, R.

a group gathered in response to a summons

Opening convocation will be rescheduled and all campus events have been canceled through Monday.Washington Post (Aug 25, 2011)

the particular occupation for which you are trained

He found his real vocation in middle life.Various

an auxiliary activity

She took up even the most thoroughly feminine avocations, and learned to sew, and knit, and cook.Adams, W. H. Davenport

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