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Vocabulary - SAT, TOEFL, GRE Test Preparation
1.41 Greek and Latin Number Roots

Directions: The following table gives the Greek and Latin roots of English numbers. Review the table and answer the questions. Write your own example words for the Greek and Latin number roots given in this table. Use your example words in sentences.

Number

Greek

Latin

hemi-

semi-/demi-

1

mono-

uni-

1

sesqui-

2

di-

duo-/bi-

3

tri-

tre-/ter-

4

tetra-/tetr-

quadri-/quadr-

5

penta-/pent-

quinque-/quinqu-

6

hexa-/hex-

sexa-/sex-

7

hepta-/hept-

septua-

8

octa-/octo-/oct-

octa-/octo-/oct-

9

ennea-

nona-/non-

10

deka-/deca-

deci-

12

dodeca-

13

triskaideka-

20

icosa-

vigen-

100

hecto-/hect-

centi-

1000

chilia-

milli-



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Vocabulary - SAT, TOEFL, GRE Test Preparation
1.41 Greek and Latin Number Roots

Q 1: Half of the Earth may be called ____.
monosphere
hemisphere
biosphere
pentasphere

Q 2: A railway system using a single rail.
trirail
monorail
chiliarail
hemirail

Q 3: Something that is a foot and a half long, e.g. long words.
tetrapedalian
vigenpedalian
pentapedalian
sesquipedalian

Q 4: An economic condition in which power is concentrated in two groups.
duopoly
hexapoly
pentapoly
monopoly

Q 5: A group or set of nine.
heptaed
ennead
milliad
triad

Q 6: An abnormal fear of the number 13.
triskaidekaphobia
triphobia
nanophobia
megaphobia

Q 7: One of a group of six babies born from the same mother during the same birth.
pentaplet
triplet
quadruplet
sextuplet

Q 8: An athletic contest in which each contestant participates in the following seven track and field events: 200-meter and 800-meter runs, 100-meter hurdles, shot put, javelin throw, high jump, and long jump.
triathlon
heptathlon
decathlon
pentathlon

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