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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-


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
decathlon
pentathlon
heptathlon
triathlon

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