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monos
Gr. one
monologue
n. a long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group.
monarch
monarchial adj.
monarchic adj.
monarchical adj.
monarchy n.
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
monogram v.
n. a design composed of letters, usually the first letter of a name.
monopoly
monopolize v.
n. 1: exclusive control of the trade in some item or service. 2: sole ownership or control of anything.
monolith
monolithic adj.
n. 1: a large block of stone. 2: a large organization that acts as a single unit.
unus
L. one
unanimous
unanimity n.
unanimously adv.
adj. being in complete agreement.
unilateral
unilaterally adv.
adj. one-sided; done by or affecting one person, group, or country, etc., and not another.
duo
L. two
duplex
L. twofold
duplex
n. a dwelling with two living units.
duplicate
duplicate adj.
duplicate n.
duplicating adj.
tr. v. to make an identical copy or double of something; to repeat.
bi
L. two
bilateral
bilaterally adv.
adj. 1: having two sides. 2: made between two persons or groups.
bipartisan
adj. involving two political parties.
bisect
bisection n.
tr. v. to divide into two equal parts.
tri
Gr. three
tres
L. three
trilogy
n. a group of three literary or musical works that have a related theme.
trisect
trisection n.
trisector n.
tr. v. to divide into three parts.
triumvirate
n. a group of three, especially in authority.
quartus
L. fourth
quartuor
L. fourth
quadrant
n. 1: (mathematics) 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 perpendicular lines.
quartet
n. 1: a musical composition for four voices or instruments. 2: a set of four, especially of four musicians.
quatrain
n. a stanza or group of four lines of poetry.
decem
L. ten
decimate
decimation n.
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
bicentennially adv.
n. a two-hundredth anniversary.
adj. happening every 200 years.
centenary
adj. pertaining to a 100-year period.
n. a centennial.
centigrade
adj. referring to a thermometer scale of 100 degrees where water freezes at zero degrees and boils at 100 degrees.
pan
Gr. all
pandemonium
n. uproar
panacea
n. a cure-all for diseases or troubles.
omnis
L. all
omnipotent
omnipotence n.
the Omnipotent n.
omnipotently adv.
adj. present everywhere
omnivorous
omnivore n.
omnivorously adv.
omnivorousness n.
adj. 1: feeding on both plants and meat. 2: devouring everthing, especially intellectually.
holos
Gr. whole
catholic
catholic n.
catholically adv.
adj. 1: universal; including most things. 2: referring to the Roman Catholic church.
holocaust
holocaustal adj.
holocaustic adj.
n. 1: a great destruction, especially by fire. 2: murder by the Nazis of over six million Jews and millions of other people in World War II.
totalitarian
totalitarianism n.
adj. referring to a form of government in which one person or party holds absolute control.
cloister
cloistered adj.
n. 1: a covered walk along the inside walls of a building,usually looking out on a courtyard. 2: a monastery or similar place of religious seclusion.
preclude
preclusion n.
preclusive adj.
tr. v. to prevent; to make impossible.
recluse
reclusion n.
reclusive adj.
n. a person who avoids mixing with people.
incipio
incipere
incepi
inceptum
L. to begin
inception
n. the beginning of something
incipient
incipiently adv.
adj. in its early stages; beginning
nihil
L. nothing
annihilate
annihilable adj.
annihilation n.
annihilator n.
tr. v. to destroy completely
nihilism
nihilist n.
nihilistic adj.
nihility n.
n. the total rejection of religious or moral beliefs.
nego
negare
negavi
negatum
L. to deny
negate
negation n.
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.
vanus
vacuus
L. empty
vacuous
vacuity n.
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
vaunted adj.
tr. v. to boast; to brag about.
n. a boast.
aperio
aperire
aperrui
apertum
L. to open
aperture
n. an opening, especially one that admits light.
overt
overtly adv.
adj. done or shown openly.
mikros
Gr. small
microbe
n. an organism invisible to the naked eye, especially one that causes disease.
microcosm
microcosmic adj.
n. a miniature world; something that resembles something else on a very small scale.
minuo
minuere
minui
minutum
L. to lessen.
miniscule
adj. extremely small.
minutia
n. a small or trivial detail.
attenuate
tr. v. 1: to make slender or small. 2: to weaken; to reduce in force or value.
tenuous
tenuously adv.
adj. 1: thin in form. 2: flimsy; having little substance or validity.
satis
L. enough
satiate
satiation n.
satiety n.
tr. v. to satisfy an appetite fully; to gratify to excess.
impleo
implere
implevi
impletum
L. to fill
plenus
L. full
comply
compliance n.
compliant adj.
compliancy n.
intr. v. to do as one is asked or ordered.
implement
n. a tool or utensil.
tr. v. to carry out; to put into effect.
replete
repletion n.
repletely adv.
adj. 1: well-stocked or abundantly supplied. 2: completely filled; utterly satisfied.
expletive
expletory adj.
n. an exclamation or oath, often obscene.
copia
L. plenty
copious
copiously adv.
adj. plentiful; in large amounts.
makros
Gr. large.
macrocosm
macrocosmic adj.
n. 1: the universe. 2. any great whole.
magnanimous
magnanimity n.
magnanimously adv.
adj. noble and generous, especially in forgiving; not petty.
magnate
n. a wealthy, influential person, especially in business.
magnitude
n. 1: greatness of importance or size. 2: the degree of brightness of a star.
megas
Gr. great
megalomania
megalomaniac n.
n. 1: a form of mental illness in which a person has exaggerated ideas of his or her own importance. 2: an obsessive idea to do things on a grand scale.
poly
G. many
polygamy
polygamous adj.
polygamously adv.
n. the system of having more than one spouse at a time.
polygon
polygonal adj.
polygonally adv.
n. a flat shape with many straight sides.
ante
L. before
antebellum
adj. of a period before a war, especially the American Civil War.
antecedent
antecede v.
antecedently adv.
n. 1: a thing or event that precedes. 2: the noun to which a pronoun refers.
anterior
anteriorly adv.
adj. coming before in position or time.
avant-garde
adj. ahead of the times, especially in the arts.
n. a group that is ahead of the times.
vanguard
n. 1: the foremost position, especially of any army or fleet. 2: leaders of a movement, fashion, etc.
pre
L. before
precept
preceptive adj.
n. a command; a rule of conduct.
predestination
predestinate v.
predestine v.
predestined adj.
n. the belief that what happens in human life has already been determined by some higher power.
preempt, pre-empt
preemption n.
preemptive adj.
tr. v. to take possession of something before anyone else can do so.
premonition
premonitory adj.
n. a warning in advance.
preposterous
preposterously adv.
preposterousness n.
adj. absurd; contrary to nature or reason.
pretentious
pretension n.
pretentiously adv.
pretentiousness n.
adj. showy; pompous; claiming unjustified distinction.
primus
L. first
premier
premiership n.
adj. first in time importance
n. a prime minister
primate
n. 1. an archbishop or bishop who ranks highest among others; 2. a member of the order of animals that includes monkeys, apes, and humans.
prime
n. first in rank, excellence, quality, importance, or time.
adj. chief, most important
tr. v. to prepare something or someone for use or action.
primeval
primevally adv.
adj. belonging to the first ages
primordial
primoridally adv.
primeval; original; fundamental.
post
L. after
posterior
posteriorly adv.
adj. situated behind or at the back
posterity
n. 1: future generations. 2: a person's descendants.
posthumous
posthumously adv.
adj. occurring or continuing after death, especially a work published after the author's death or a child born after the father's death.