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evocative

e·voc·a·tive

evocative

 
 
pronunciation:
ih va k tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition: tending to or able to evoke.
The smell of wood smoke in the chill air was evocative of childhood Christmases.
similar words:
expressive, suggestive, vivid
derivations: evocatively (adv.), evocativeness (n.)
Word Parts
The word evocative contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.