Vocabulary from Classical Roots book A lesson 2

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TRI/TRES

THREE

trilogy

A group of three literary or musical works that have a related theme.

trisect

To divide into three parts

triumvirate

A group of three, especially in authority

QUARTUS

FOURTH

QUATUOR

FOUR

quadrent

1.A quarter of a circle or of its circumference
2.An early machine for measuring altitudes

quartet

A composition for four voices or four instruments

quatrain

A stanza or group of four lines of poetry

decimate

1.To destroy a large part of
2.To kill one in every ten

decathlon

An athletic contest in which each contestant takes part in ten events

CENTUM

HUNDRED

bicentennial

A two-hundredth anniversary

centenary

Pertaining to a 100-year period

centigrade

Referring to a thermometer scale of 100 degrees where water freezes at 0 and boils at 100

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