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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: 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

Q 2: One of a group of six babies born from the same mother during the same birth.
triplet
pentaplet
sextuplet
quadruplet

Q 3: Half of the Earth may be called ____.
pentasphere
biosphere
monosphere
hemisphere

Q 4: An abnormal fear of the number 13.
nanophobia
triphobia
triskaidekaphobia
megaphobia

Q 5: An economic condition in which power is concentrated in two groups.
hexapoly
pentapoly
duopoly
monopoly

Q 6: Any polyhedron having twelve plane faces.
pentadecahedron
tridecahedron
dodecahedron
decahedron

Q 7: A metric unit of area equal to 100 ares (2.471 acres).
pentare
millionare
decare
hectare

Q 8: A railway system using a single rail.
chiliarail
hemirail
trirail
monorail

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