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monologue
a long speech made by one perfomer of by one person in a group

Because my friend does all the talking, our conversation usually turns into a monologue.
monarch
a person who rules a kingdom or empire; a king or queen, emperor or emperess

Queen Vicotoria was monarch of the British empire at it's height.
unanimous
being in complete agreement

To reach a verdict, a jury must achieve a unanimous decision.
trilogy
a group of three literary or musical works that have a related theme.

The Lord of the Rings Tolkien's popular trilogy contains these novels, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and the Return of the King.
triumvirate
a group of three, especially in authority

In ancient Rome the Second Triumvirate was composed of Mark Antony, Augustus Ceasar, and Lepidus.
quatrain
a stanza or group of four lines of poetry

Most nursery rhymes, like Little Bo Peep has Lost Her Sheep, are written in quatrains.
pandemonium
uproar

Pandemonium threatens to break out after Julius Ceasar is assassinated on the Ides of March, but in Shakespeare's play, Brutus calms the murderous senators.
omnipotent
Having unlimited power; all powerful

To the ancient British tribes, the invading Roman army seemed omnipotent.
holocaust
a great destruction, especially by fire

After the great 1906 earthquake, a holocaust swept through San Franscisco.
Holocaust
Murder by the Nazi's in World War II.

Most Americans first learned of the extent of the Holocaust when the Nazi concentration camps were liberated at the end of World War II.
annihilate
to destroy completely

We annihilated the opposing team.
negate
to dissaprove; to nullify

Columbus' voyage to the New World negated the theory that the earth was flat.
vaunt
to brag or boast

We vaunted after the basketball game.
microcosm
a small world

The school community is a microcosm of the whole society in which it exists.
satiate
to satisfy the appetite fully; to gratify to excess

During our stay in Italy, we satiated ourselves on art, opera, and pasta.
minutia
a small or trivial detail

A minutia in archaeology can be a piece of bone or a pottery chip.
satiate
to satisfy the appetite fully; to gratify to excess

During our stay in Italy, we satiated ourselves on art, opera, and pasta.
polygon
a flat shape with many straight sides

Each of the five pointed stars on the american flag is a polygon.
magnate
a wealthy, influential person, especially in business.

Ezra Cornell, a lumber magnate, left his fortune to found Cornell University.
antebellum
of a period before a war, especially the American Civil War

Gone with the Wind describes life in antebellum Georgia.
avant-garde
ahead of times, especially in the arts

Although considered extremely avant-garde in the 19th century, impressionists paintings are now so popular that they appear on calendars and greeting cards.
premonition
a warning in advance

As she picked up the letter, she had a premonition that it carried bad news.
premier
first in time or importance

The winners of the Super Bowl are considered the premier football team in the nation.
posterity
future generations

Will our posterity inherit any wilderness lands at all?
posthumous
occuring after death

The Diary of Anne Frank, which recounts the young girl's experiences in the Holocaust, has brought Anne posthumous fame.