Vocabulary from Classical Roots, Book A, Lesson 2

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TRI, TRES

Three, Latin Root

Trilogy

A set of three literary or dramatic works related in subject or theme

Trisect

To divide into three parts

Triumverate

A group of three; especially in authority

QUARTUS, QUATUOR

Fourth, Four, Latin Root

Quadrant

1. A quarter of the circumference of a circle or of its circumference (mathmatics)
2. An early machine for measuring altitudes
3. Any of the four parts of an area divided by perpendicular lines.

Quartet

1. A musical composition for four voices or instruments
2. A set of four, especially of four musicians

Quatrain

A stanza or group of four lines of poetry

DECEM

Ten, Latin Root

Decimate

1. To kill one out of ten
2. To destroy or kill a large part of

Decathalon

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

CENTUM

Hundred, Latin Root

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 degrees and boils at 100 degrees

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