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Vocabulary from Classical Roots: Lesson #1

Latin and Greek roots in words involving the numbers one and two.
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monos
Greek root
means "one"
unus
Latin root
means "one"
duo
Latin root
means "two"
bi
Latin root
means "two"
duplex
Latin root
means "twofold"
monologue
n. A long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group.
Sometimes when people drone on, a phone conversation can become a _____.
monologue
monarch
n. 1. A person who rules a kingdom or empire; a king or queen, emperor or empress.
2. A large black and orange American butterfly.
The ____ single handedly inspired the nation in the time of terror.

The migration of the ____ is a lovely event.
monarch(s)
monogram
n. A design composed of letters, usually the first letter of a name.
Many people ____ their backpacks.
monogram
monopoly
n. 1. Exclusive control of the trade in some item or service.
2. Sole ownership or control of anything.
Long Island Power Authority holds a ____ for electricity in my village.

It is rude to hold a ____ on something that someone requires the use of.
monopoly
monolith
n. 1. A large block of stone.
2. A large organization that acts as a single unit
The tomb had a ____ atop it.

Some consider the school district a kind of
___.
monolith
unanimous
adj. Being in complete agreement.
The vote was ____.
unanimous
unilateral
adj. One-sided; done by or affecting one person, group, or country, etc., and not another
In life, it is hard to be a relatively ____ person, and do very well.
unilateral
duplex
n. A dwelling with two living units.
In urban situations, many people turn to the ____ for a home.
duplex
duplicate
tr. v. To make an identical copy or double of something; to repeat.
It is hard to ____ the incredible joy of getting a puppy.
duplicate
bilateral
adj. 1. having two sides.
2. Made between two persons or groups.
It is impossible to have a ____ polygon.

The treaty was ____.
bilateral
bipartisan
adj. Involving two political parties
There was ____ consensus on the legislation.
bipartisan
bisect
tr. v. To divide into two equal parts
The trapezoid, when ___ in a certain way becomes two triangles
bisect(ed)