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Classical Roots 1&2

Classical Roots Lessons One and Two

TermDefinition
monologue (n) A long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group
monarch (n) 1. A person who rules a kingdom or empire; a king or queen, emperor or empress 2. A large black and orange American butterfly
monogram (n) A design composed of letters, usually the first letter of a name
monopoly (n) Exclusive control of the trade in some item or service; sole ownership or control of something
monolith (n) 1. a large block of stone 2. a large organization that acts as a single unit
unanimous (adj) Being in complete agreement
unilateral (adj) One-sided done by or affecting one person, group, or country, etc., and not another
duplex (n) A dwelling with two family units
duplicate (tr v) To make an identical copy or double of something; to repeat
bilateral (adj) 1. Having two sides 2. Made between two persons or groups
bipartisan (adj) Involving two political parties
bisect (tr v) To divide into two equal parts
trilogy (n) A group of three literary or musical works that have a related theme
trisect (tr v) To divide into three parts
triumvirate (n) A group of three, especially in authority
quadrant (n) 1. A quarter of a circle or of its circumference 2. An early machine for measuring altitudes 3. Any of the four parts of an area divided by a perpendicular line
quartet (n) 1. A musical composition for four voices or instruments 2. A set of four, especially four musicians
quatrain (n) A stanza or group of four lines of poetry
decimate (tr v) 1. To destroy a large part of 2. To kill one in every ten
decathlon (n) An athletic contest in which each contestant takes part in ten events
bicentennial (n) A two-hundredth anniversary
centenary (adj) Pertaining to a 100-year period
centigrade (adj) Referring to a thermometer scale of 100 degrees where water freezes at 0 and boils at 100
MONOS <G One
UNUS <L One
DUO/ DUPLEX < L Two/ Twofold
Bi <L Two
TRI/TRES < G/L three
QUARTUS/QUATUOR < L Fourth/Four
DECEM < L Ten
CENTUM < L Hundred
 

 



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