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Semi-annual (adj.)
an event happening twice a year; something given twice a year
Semiconscious (adj.)
only partly awake
Semipermeable (adj.)
allowing certain small items to pass through, but not other larger items
Semiprivate (adj.)
only partly private
Semiretired (adj.)
someone who continues to work, but not as much as they used to, mostly because they are getting older and want time to do other things
Semicolon (n.)
a punctuation mark used to separate two complete sentences that are still connected in their ideas
Demigod (n.)
In mythology: a lesser god, part human and part god.
Also: someone who seems so important that people treat them like a god.
monarch(y) (n.)
a single ruler, such as a king or queen, emperor or empress
(the system in which a country is ruled by a king or queen)
Monogram (n./v.) monogrammed (adj.)
a design composed of one or more letters, typically the initials of a name, used as an identifying mark
Monolith (n.)
a large, upright piece of stone that can be found in nature or used in architecture and sculpture; may also have been placed in ancient times.
a large and powerful organization that does not change quickly
Monopoly (n.)
a company or person with total possession or control of a business or good so that others cannot become involved
Monotone (n.)
a voice that does not vary in tone or volume; typically boring to listen to
a surface that does not have any variation in color
monotony (n.) monotonous (adj.)
something that never changes and is boring; the quality of always being the same
Monk (n.)
a member of an all-male religious group that lives apart from other people in a monastery
Monastery (n.)
a place where monks live; where monks under religious vows retire from the world
Unilateral (adj.)
done by only one group in a situation; one sided; involving only one group or country
union (n.)
an act of joining two or more things together; an organization to protect rights of its members; a group of states or nations that work together under one government
unionize (v.)
to form a group, especially one to protect rights of workers
Unison (adj./n.)
to do something or say something at the same time; in perfect agreement
Bicentennial (n.)
the two-hundred year anniversary of an important date
Bifocal (adj./n.)
special glasses with two types of lenses: one to see far away and one to see close up
Bilateral (adj.)
having two sides, especially involving two groups or countries
Bilingual (adj.)
using two languages with equal degrees of near fluency
Bisect (v.)
to divide something into two equal halves
diverge (v.) /divergent (adj.)
the separate or develop in different ways; when similar things are no longer similar
diversify (v.) /diverse (adj.)
to change to include more difference people or things; very different from each other
diplomat
someone who represents their country's government in a foreign country; someone good at dealing with other people
dichotomy
the difference between two completely opposite things
ASAP
As Soon As Possible
asset
things of value that you own and can be sold to pay off debt; something or someone that is useful to solve a problem
vital (adj.)
extremely important and necessary for something to live or exist
vitality (noun)
great energy and eagerness to do something;
revitalize
to put new strength and power into something
thrifty
using money carefully and wisely
HOV
High Occupancy Vehicle; a lane on the highway specifically for cars with 2+ passengers
cascade (noun/verb)
a small, steep waterfall; something that hangs down in large quantities; to flow, fall, or hang down
abate (verb)
to become less strong or decrease
unabated (adj, adv)
to continue without growing weaker or less violent

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