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16 terms

Vocabulary from Classical Roots book A lesson 2

STUDY
PLAY
TRI/TRES
THREE
trilogy
A group of three literary or musical works that have a related theme.
trisect
To divide into three parts
triumvirate
A group of three, especially in authority
QUARTUS
FOURTH
QUATUOR
FOUR
quadrent
1.A quarter of a circle or of its circumference
2.An early machine for measuring altitudes
quartet
A composition for four voices or four instruments
quatrain
A stanza or group of four lines of poetry
DECEM
TEN
decimate
1.To destroy a large part of
2.To kill one in every ten
decathlon
An athletic contest in which each contestant takes part in ten events
CENTUM
HUNDRED
bicentennial
A two-hundredth anniversary
centenary
Pertaining to a 100-year period
centigrade
Referring to a thermometer scale of 100 degrees where water freezes at 0 and boils at 100