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Quiz #2: Mono- and Poly- Vocabulary Words

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monochrome
having one color
monocle
an eyeglass for one eye
monolingual
speaking or writing only one language
monolith
something made out of one single large stone
monologue
a long speech given by one person
monophobia
an abnormal fear of being the only one there
monopoly
control of a product or service by one company
monorail
a track for subway that has only one rail
monosyllabic
having only one syllable
monotone
a speech in which every word has one tone of voice
polychromatic
having many different colors
polyclinic
a hospital that treats many different kinds of diseases
polydactyl
have many fingers and toes (more than normal)
polyglot
a person who knows how to speak, read, or write many languages
polygon
a closed plane figure with many straight lines that connect
polygraph
a machine that writs down many different changes in the body while the person answers questions; a lie detector test
polyhedron
a solid figure with many sides, such as a pyramid
polymorphous
having or assuming many different forms
polysyllabic
having many syllables
polytheism
the belief in many different gods