44 terms

Book A: Vocabulary from Classical Roots: Lessons 1 & 2

STUDY
PLAY
MONOS <G
"one"
monologue
n. A long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group.
monarch
n. 1. A person who rules a kingdom or empire; a king or queen, emperor or empress.
monarch
n. 2. A large black and orange American butterfly.
monogram
n. A design composed of letters usually the first letter of a name.
monopoly
n. 1. Exclusive control of the trade in some item or service.
monopoly
n. 2. Sole ownership or control of anything.
monolith
n. 1. A large block of stone.
monolith
n. 2. A large organization that acts as a single unit.
UNUS <L.
"one"
unanimous
adj. Being in complete agreement.
unilateral
adj. One-sided; done by or affecting one person, group, or country, etc. and not another.
DUO <L.
"two"
DUPLEX <L.
"twofold"
duplex
n. A dwelling with two living units.
duplicate
tr. v. To make an identical copy or double of something; to repeat.
BI <L.
"two"
bilateral
adj. 1. Having two sides.
bilateral
adj. 2. Made between two persons or groups.
bipartisan
adj. Involving two political parties
bisect
tr. v. To divide into two equal parts.
TRI <G.
"three"
TRES <L.
"three"
trilogy
n. A group of three literary or musical works that have a related theme.
trisect
tr. v. To divide into three parts.
triumvirate
n. A group of three, especially in authority.
QUARTUS <L.
"fourth"
QUARTUOR <L.
"four"
quadrant
n. 1. (mathematics) A quarter of a circle or of its circumference.
quadrant
n. 2. an early machine for measuring altitudes.
quadrant
n. 3. Any of the four parts of an area divide by perpendicular lines.
quartet
n. 1. A musical composition for four voices or instruments.
quartet
n. 2. A set of four, especially of four musicians.
quatrain
n. A Stanza or group of four lines of poetry
DECEM <L.
"ten"
decimate
tr. v. 1. To destroy a large part of.
decimate
tr. v. 2. To kill one in every ten.
decathlon
n. An athletic contest in which each contestant takes part in ten events.
CENTUM <L.
"hundred"
bicentennial
n. a two-hundredth anniversary.
bicentennial
adj. Happening every 200 years.
centenary
adj. Pertaining to a 100-year period.
centenary
n. A centennial.
centigrade
adj. Referring to a thermometer scale of 100 degrees where water freezes at 0 and boils at 100.
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