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Aug/Auc

to increase

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Augment

to make bigger

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3

Auction

process of selling goods or services to the highest bidder (price increases)

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4

Bi/Di

Two

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5

Dilemma

a situation in which a choice must be made between two options

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Bigamy

married to two people at the same time

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Gam

marriage

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Cent

Hundred

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Centimeter

a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter

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Meter

measurement

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Percentage

a rate, number, or amount in each hundred

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12

Deca

ten

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Decade

ten years

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Decimate

kill or destroy a large percentage of something (historically meant to kill one in every ten in a group as a punishment)

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Mono

one

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Monocle

a single eyelgass

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Monogamous

married to one person

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Omni

all

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Omnipotent

all-powerful

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Omniscient

all-knowing

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Pent

Five

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Pentarchy

a government ruled by five leaders

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Arch

to rule

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Pentagon

a shape with five sides and five angles

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Gon

sides of a shape

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Poly

many

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Polychromatic

multicolored

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Polytheistic

adhering to polytheism (the belief that there are many gods)

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Theo

god

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Tri

three

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Triad

a group or set of three connected people or things; a musical chord consisting of three notes

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Tripod

a three-legged stand for supporting a camera or other apparatus

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Chrom

color

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