lessons 1-8 Roots

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monologue

a long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group

monarch

a person who rules a kingdom or empire; a king or queen, emperor or empress

monarch

a large black and orange American butterfly

monogram

a design composed of letters, usually the first letter of a name

monopoly

exclusive control of the trade in some item or service

monopoly

sole ownership or control of anything

monolith

a large block of stone

monolith

a large organization that acts as a single unit

unanimous

being in complete agreement

unilateral

one-sided; done by or affecting one person, group, or country, etc..., and not another

duplex- root

twofold

duplex

a dwelling with two living units

duplicate

to make an identical copy or double of something; to repeat

bilateral

having two sides

bilateral

made between two persons or groups

bipartisn

involving two political parties

bisect

to divide into two equal parts

tres

three

trilogy

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

trisect

to divide into three parts

triumirate

a group of three, especially in authority

quadrant

a quarter of a circle or of its circumference; an early machine for measuring altitudes; any of the four parts of an area divide by perpendicular lines

quartet

a musical composition for four voices or instruments

quartet

a set of four, especially of four musicians

quatrain

a stanza or group of four lines of poetry

decimate

to destroy a large part of

decimate

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; happening every 200 years

centenary

pertaining to a 100-year period; a centennial

centigrade

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

pandemonium

uproar

panacea

a cure-all for diseases or troubles

omnipotent

having unlimited power; all-powerful

omnipresent

present everywhere

omnivorous

feeding on both plants and meat; devouring everything especially intellectually

holos

whole

catholic

universal; including most things

Catholic

referring to the Roman Catholic church

holocaust

a great destruction, especially by fire

Holocaust

murder by the Nazis of over six million Jews and millions of other people in World War 2

totus

whole

totalarian

referring to a form of government in which one person or party holds absolute control

claudo, claudere, clausi, clausum

to close

cloister

a covered walk along the inside walls of a building, usually looking out on a courtyard; a monastery or similar place of religious seclusion; to seclude as in a monastery

preclude

to prevent; to make impossible

recluse

a person who avoids mixing with people

incipio, incipere, incepi, inceptum

to begin

inception

the beginning of something

incipient

in its early stages; begininning

nihil

nothing

annihilate

to destroy completely

nihilism

the total rejection of religious or moral beliefs

nego, negare, negavi, negatum

to deny

negate

to disprove; to nullify;to rule out; to cancel; to repeal

renegade

one who deserts a group, cause, faith, etc,; am outlaw

renegade

like a renegade traitorous

vanus

empty

vacuous

empty

vacuous

empty, especially of meaning or purpose

vanity

conceit, especially about one's appearance ; something worthless or useless; a dressing table

vaunt

to boast, to brag about; a boast

aperio, aperire, aperui, apertum

to open

aperture

an opening, especially one that admits light

overt

done or shown openly

mikros

small

microbe

an organism invisible to the naked eye, especially one that causes disease

microcosm

a miniature world; something that resembles something else on a very small scale

minuo, minuere, minui, minutum

to lessen

minuscule

extremely small

minutia

a small or trivial detail

tenuo, tenuare, tenuavi, tenuatum

to make thin

tenuis

thin

attenuate

to make slender or small; to weaken; to reduce in force or value

tenuous

thing in form; flimsy; having little substance or validity

satis

enough

satiate

to satisfy an appetite fully; to gratify excess

impleo, implere, implevi, impletum

to fill

plenus

full

comply

to do as one is asked or ordered

implement

a tool or utensil; to carry out; to put into effect

replete

well-stocked or abundantly supplied; completely filled, utterly satisfied

copia

plenty

copious

plentiful; in large amounts

makros

large

macrocosm

the universe; any great whole

magnus

great

magnanimous

noble and generous, especially in forgiving, not petty

magnate

a wealthy, influential person, especially in business

magnitude

greatness of importance or size; the degree of brightness of a star

megas

great

megalomania

a form of mental illness in which a person has exaggerated ideas of his or her own importance; an obsessive idea to do things in a grand scale

polygamy

the system of having more than one spouse at a time

polygon

a flat shape with many straight sides

ante

before

antebellum

of a period before a war, especially the American Civil War

antecedent

a thing or event that precedes;preceding going before

antecedent

the noun to which a pronoun refers

anterior

coming before in a position or time

avant-garde

ahead of the times, especially in the arts; a group that is ahead of the times

vanguard

the foremost position especially of an army or fleet; leaders of a movement, fashion, etc.

pre

before

precept

a command; a rule of conduct

predestination

the belief that what happens in human life has already been determined by some higher power

preempt

to take possession of something before anyone else can do so

premonition

a warning in advance

preposterous

absurd; contrary to nature or reason

pretentious

showy; pompous; claiming unjustified distinction

primus

first

premier

first in time or importance; a prime minister or head of state

primate

an archbishop or bishop who ranks highest among others; a member of the order of animals that includes monkeys; apes, and humans

prime

first in rank, excellence, quality, importance, or time; chief, most important

primeval

belonging to the first ages; ancient

primordial

primeval; original; fundamental

post

after

posterior

situated behing or at the back

posterity

future generations; a person's descendants

posthumous

occurring or continuing after death, especially a work published after the author's death or a child born after the father's death

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