Everyday Words from Classic Origins Lesson 4

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un(i)

one

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bi(n)

two

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du

two; twice

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tri

three

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terti

third

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quadr(u)

four

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quart

fourth

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quinque

five

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quint

fifth

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sex(t)

six; sixth

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sept, septem

seven

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septim

seventh

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oct

eight

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octav

eighth

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novem

nine

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non

ninth

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decem

ten

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deci, decim

tenth

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cent

hundred

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mil(l)

thousand

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unity

the state of being united or joined as a whole

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dual

having two different parts, uses, etc.; having two of something

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quarter

one of four equal parts

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sextuplets

six offspring born at once

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octant

a general term for something with 8 parts

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December

the twelfth month of the year

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millimeter

one thousandth of a meter

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bicycle

a vehicle with two wheels

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trinity

a group of three people or things

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quintet

group of five

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September

the ninth month of the year, formerly the seventh

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nonagon

a polygon with nine sides

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century

a period of 100 years

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cent

1/100 of a dollar

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mile

"1000 paces"

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nonagenarian

person in his nineties

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octoroon

person of one-eighth black ancestry

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unicorn

mythical animal with one horn

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decimal

based on the number ten

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quintuplets

five offspring born at once

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bicameral

based on two legislative bodies

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quadrille

square dance

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triumvirate

government by three persons

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sextet

musical group of six

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septennial

occurring every seven years

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centipede

an insect with 100 legs

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unanimous

of one mind; in complete agreement

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biceps

muscles with two points of origin

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trivial

unimportant, of little worth

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duplicate

  1. an identical copy or double of something (n.)

  2. to make an identical copy or double of something (v.)

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bicentennial

two-hundredth anniversary

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triple

three times as many; made up of three parts

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universal

present everywhere

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dualism

the division of something into two opposed or contrasted aspects

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octave

item with 8 parts, specific to music

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decade

a period of ten years

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