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monologue
a long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group
monarch
a person who rules a kingdom or empire

OR

a large black and orange American butterfly
monogram
A design composed of letters, usually the first letter of a name
monopoly
1. exclusive control of the trade in someitem or service
2. sole ownership or control of anything
monolith
a large block of stone

OR

A large organization that acts as a single unit
unanimous
being in complete agreement
unilateral
one-sided; done by or affecting one person, group or country and not another
duplex
a dwelling with two living units
duplicate, v.
to make an identical copy or double of something; to repeat
bilateral, adj
1. having two sides
2. made by two different people

ex. Bilateral trade agreement
bipartisian, adj
involving two politican parties
bisect
to divide into two equal parts
trilogy
a group of three literary, musical or cinematic works that have a related theme
trisect
to divide into three parts
triumvirate
a group of three, esp in authority
quadrant
(noun)
1. a quarter of a circle or of its circumfrence.

2. an early machine for measuring altitudes.

3. any of the four parts of an area divided by perpendicular lines.
quartet
(noun)
1. a musical composition for four voices or instruments.

2. a set of four, especially of four musicians.
quatrain
(noun)
a stanza or group of four lines of peotry.
decimate
(transitive verb)

see also decimation (n.)
1. to destroy a large part of.

2. to kill one in every ten.
decathlon
(noun)
an athletic contest in which each contestant takes part in ten events.
bicentennial
1. (noun)
2. (adjective)

see also bicentenially (adj.)
1. a two-hundredth anniversary

2. happening every 200 years
centenary
(adjective)

see also centennial (noun)
pertaining to a 100-year period.
centigrade
(adjective)
referring to a thermometer scale of 100 degrees where water freezes at 0 degrees and boils at 100 degrees.
pandemonium
(noun)
uproar
panacea
(noun)
a cure-all for diseases or troubles
omnipotent
(adjective)
having unlimited power; all-powerful.
omnipresent
(adjective)
present everywhere
omnivorous
(adjective)
1. feeding on both plants and meat

2. devouring everything, especially intellectually.
catholic
(adjective)
1. universal; including most things

2. (capitalized) referring to the Roman Catholic church
holocaust
(noun)

see also holocaustal (adj.) and holocaustic (adj.)
1. a great destruction, especially by fire.

2. (capitalized) Murder by the Nazis of over six million Jews and millions of other people in World War II
totalitarian
(adjective)
referring to a form of government in which one person or party holds absolute control.
cloister
(noun)
1. a covered walk along the inside walls of a bulding, usually looking out on a courtyard.

2. a monastery or similar place of religious seclusion.
preclude
(transitive verb)
to prevent, to make impossible.
recluse
(noun)
a person who avoids mixing with other people.
ecclesiastical
(adjective)
1. of or relating to a church especially as an established institution

2. suitable for use in a church
inception, n
The beginning of something
incipient, adj.
In it's early stages; beginning.
annihilate, tr. v.
To destroy completely.
nihilism, n.
The total rejection of religious or moral beliefs.
negate, tr. v.
1. To disprove; to nullify
2. To rule out; to cancel;to repeal
renegade, n.
One who deserts a group, cause, faith, etc; an outlaw
renegade, adj.
Like a renegade, traitorous
vacuous, adj
Empty, especially of meaning or purpose
vanity, n.
1. Conceit, especially about one's appearance

2. Something worthless or useless

3. A dressing table
vaunt, tr.v.
To boast, to brag about
vaunt, n.
A boast
Aperture, n.
An opening, especially one that admits light
Overt, adj
Done or shown openly
Microbe, n.
An organism invisible to the naked eye, especially one that causes disease.
Microcosm, n.
A miniature world; something that resembles something else on a very small scale.