Classical roots lesson 2

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Trilogy

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

Trisect

(v.) to divide into three parts

Triumvirate

(n.) A group of three; especially in authority

Quadrant

(n.) A quarter of a circle or of its circumfrence. An early machine for measuring altitudes. Any of the four parts of an area divided by perpendicular lines.

Quartet

(n.) A musical composition for four voices or instruments. a set of four, especially of four musicians

Quatrain

(n.) A stanza or group of four lines of poetry.

Decimate

(v.) To destroy a large part of. To kill one in every ten

Decathlon

(n.) An athletic contest in which each contestant takes part in ten events

Bicentennial

(n.) A two-hundredth anniversary. (adj.) Happening every 200 years

Centenary

(adj.) Pertaining to a 100-year period. (n.) a centennial

Centigrade

(adj.) referring to a thermometer scale of 100 degrees where water freezes at 0 degrees and boils at 100 degrees

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