37 terms

Classic Vocab Lesson 4

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unity
the quality of being united into one
cent
a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
centipede
chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs the foremost being modified into poison fangs
dual
a grammatical number category referring to two items or units as opposed to one item (singular) or more than two items (plural)
mile
a footrace extending one mile, a unit of length equal to 1760 yards
unanimous
in complete agreement
quarter
divide into quarters
nonagenarian
someone whose age is in the nineties
biceps
any skeletal muscle having two origins (but especially the muscle that flexes the forearm)
sextuplets
six offspring born at once
octoroon
person of one-eighth black ancestry
trivial
(informal terms) small and of little importance
octant
1. the eighth part of a circle. 2. Mathematics. any of the eight parts into which three mutually perpendicular planes divide space. 3. an instrument having an arc of 24°, used by navigators for measuring angles up to 90°. 4. the position of one heavenly body when 45° distant from another.
unicorn
an imaginary creature represented as a white horse with a long horn growing from its forehead
duplicate
a copy that corresponds to an original exactly
December
the last (12th) month of the year
decimal
a number in the decimal system
bicentennial
the 200th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
millimeter
a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter
quintuplets
five offspring born at once
triple
increase threefold
bicycle
a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
bicameral
composed of two legislative bodies
universal
of worldwide scope or applicability
trinity
three people considered as a unit
quadrille
a square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples
dualism
the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil
quintet
a musical composition for five performers
triumvirate
government by three persons who share authority and responsibility
octave
a rhythmic group of eight lines of verse
September
the month following August and preceding October
sextet
a musical composition written for six performers
decade
a period of 10 years
nonagon
a nine-sided polygon
septennial
Recurring every seven years.
century
100 years
decimate
kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of