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26 terms

Joy of Vocabulary pgs1-8

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baker's dozen
thirteen
bicentennial
200th anniversary
brace
two of a kind; pair; couple
centenarian
one who is 100 or older
centennial
100th anniversary
decade
period of ten years
decathlon
track-and-field contest consisting of ten events
decimate
deestroy ten percent or more or a large portion of
dichotomy
division in two; split
fathom
measure of water depth equaling six feet
fortnight
period of fourteen days; two weeks
millennium
1000 years; 1000th anniversary
nongenarian
person in his or her nineties
octogenarian
person in his or her eighties
pentagon
plane figure of five sides and five angles
plurality
victor's margin over the runner-up when no candidate has a majority of the votes
quadrennial
occurring or being done every four years
quadruped
four-footed animal
score
group of twenty; twenty
septuagenarian
person in his or her seventies
sesquicentennial
150th anniversary
sexagenarian
person in his or her sixties
tercentennial
300th anniversary
tithe
one-tenth
treble
multiply by three; triple
triumvirate
ruling body of three