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128 terms

lessons 1-8 Roots

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monos
one
monologue
a long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group
monarch
a person who rules a kingdom or empire; a king or queen, emperor or empress
monarch
a large black and orange American butterfly
monogram
a design composed of letters, usually the first letter of a name
monopoly
exclusive control of the trade in some item or service
monopoly
sole ownership or control of anything
monolith
a large block of stone
monolith
a large organization that acts as a single unit
unus
one
unanimous
being in complete agreement
unilateral
one-sided; done by or affecting one person, group, or country, etc..., and not another
duo
two
duplex- root
twofold
duplex
a dwelling with two living units
duplicate
to make an identical copy or double of something; to repeat
bi
two
bilateral
having two sides
bilateral
made between two persons or groups
bipartisn
involving two political parties
bisect
to divide into two equal parts
tri
three
tres
three
trilogy
a group of three literary or musical works that have a related theme
trisect
to divide into three parts
triumirate
a group of three, especially in authority
quadrant
a quarter of a circle or of its circumference; an early machine for measuring altitudes; any of the four parts of an area divide by perpendicular lines
quartet
a musical composition for four voices or instruments
quartet
a set of four, especially of four musicians
quatrain
a stanza or group of four lines of poetry
decem
ten
decimate
to destroy a large part of
decimate
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; happening every 200 years
centenary
pertaining to a 100-year period; a centennial
centigrade
referring to a thermometer scale of 100 degrees where water freezes at 0˚ and boils at 100˚
pan
all
pandemonium
uproar
panacea
a cure-all for diseases or troubles
omnis
all
omnipotent
having unlimited power; all-powerful
omnipresent
present everywhere
omnivorous
feeding on both plants and meat; devouring everything especially intellectually
holos
whole
catholic
universal; including most things
Catholic
referring to the Roman Catholic church
holocaust
a great destruction, especially by fire
Holocaust
murder by the Nazis of over six million Jews and millions of other people in World War 2
totus
whole
totalarian
referring to a form of government in which one person or party holds absolute control
claudo, claudere, clausi, clausum
to close
cloister
a covered walk along the inside walls of a building, usually looking out on a courtyard; a monastery or similar place of religious seclusion; to seclude as in a monastery
preclude
to prevent; to make impossible
recluse
a person who avoids mixing with people
incipio, incipere, incepi, inceptum
to begin
inception
the beginning of something
incipient
in its early stages; begininning
nihil
nothing
annihilate
to destroy completely
nihilism
the total rejection of religious or moral beliefs
nego, negare, negavi, negatum
to deny
negate
to disprove; to nullify;to rule out; to cancel; to repeal
renegade
one who deserts a group, cause, faith, etc,; am outlaw
renegade
like a renegade traitorous
vanus
empty
vacuous
empty
vacuous
empty, especially of meaning or purpose
vanity
conceit, especially about one's appearance ; something worthless or useless; a dressing table
vaunt
to boast, to brag about; a boast
aperio, aperire, aperui, apertum
to open
aperture
an opening, especially one that admits light
overt
done or shown openly
mikros
small
microbe
an organism invisible to the naked eye, especially one that causes disease
microcosm
a miniature world; something that resembles something else on a very small scale
minuo, minuere, minui, minutum
to lessen
minuscule
extremely small
minutia
a small or trivial detail
tenuo, tenuare, tenuavi, tenuatum
to make thin
tenuis
thin
attenuate
to make slender or small; to weaken; to reduce in force or value
tenuous
thing in form; flimsy; having little substance or validity
satis
enough
satiate
to satisfy an appetite fully; to gratify excess
impleo, implere, implevi, impletum
to fill
plenus
full
comply
to do as one is asked or ordered
implement
a tool or utensil; to carry out; to put into effect
replete
well-stocked or abundantly supplied; completely filled, utterly satisfied
copia
plenty
copious
plentiful; in large amounts
makros
large
macrocosm
the universe; any great whole
magnus
great
magnanimous
noble and generous, especially in forgiving, not petty
magnate
a wealthy, influential person, especially in business
magnitude
greatness of importance or size; the degree of brightness of a star
megas
great
megalomania
a form of mental illness in which a person has exaggerated ideas of his or her own importance; an obsessive idea to do things in a grand scale
poly
many
polygamy
the system of having more than one spouse at a time
polygon
a flat shape with many straight sides
ante
before
antebellum
of a period before a war, especially the American Civil War
antecedent
a thing or event that precedes;preceding going before
antecedent
the noun to which a pronoun refers
anterior
coming before in a position or time
avant-garde
ahead of the times, especially in the arts; a group that is ahead of the times
vanguard
the foremost position especially of an army or fleet; leaders of a movement, fashion, etc.
pre
before
precept
a command; a rule of conduct
predestination
the belief that what happens in human life has already been determined by some higher power
preempt
to take possession of something before anyone else can do so
premonition
a warning in advance
preposterous
absurd; contrary to nature or reason
pretentious
showy; pompous; claiming unjustified distinction
primus
first
premier
first in time or importance; a prime minister or head of state
primate
an archbishop or bishop who ranks highest among others; a member of the order of animals that includes monkeys; apes, and humans
prime
first in rank, excellence, quality, importance, or time; chief, most important
primeval
belonging to the first ages; ancient
primordial
primeval; original; fundamental
post
after
posterior
situated behing or at the back
posterity
future generations; a person's descendants
posthumous
occurring or continuing after death, especially a work published after the author's death or a child born after the father's death