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Monologue

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A long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group

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Monarch

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A person who rules a kingdom or empire; a king or queen; emperor or empress

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Monogram

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A design composed of letters, usually the first letter of a name

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Monopoly

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Exclusive control of the trade in some item or service; side ownership or control of anything

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Monolith

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A large block of stone; a large organization that acts on a single unit

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Unanimous

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Being in complete agreement

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Unilateral

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One side; done by or affecting one person,group,or country,etc. and not another

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Duplex

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A dwelling with two living units

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Duplicate

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To make an identical copy or double of something; to repeat

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Bilateral

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Having two sides; made between two persons or groups

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Bipartisan

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Involving two political parties

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Bisect

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To divide into two equal parts

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Trilogy

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A group of three literary or musical works that have a related theme

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Trisect

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To divide into three parts

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Triumvirate

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A group of three, especially in authority

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Quadrant

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A quarter of a circle or of its circumference; any four parts of an area divided by perpendicular lines

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Quartet

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A musical composition for four voices or instruments

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Quatrain

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A stanza or group of four lines of poetry

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Decimate

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To destroy a large part of; to kill one in every ten

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Decathlon

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An athletic contest in which each contestant takes part in ten events

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Bicentennial

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A two-hundredth anniversary; happening every two years

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Centenary

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Pertaining to a 100-year period; a centennial

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Centigrade

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Referring to a thermometer scale with 100 degrees where water freezes at zero degrees and boils at 100 degrees

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Antebellum

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Of a period before a war, especially the American Civil War

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Antecedent

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A thing or event that precedes; going before

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Anterior

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Coming before in position or time

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Precept

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A command/rule of conduct

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Preamble

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An introduction to a formal document that explains its purpose

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Preconceive

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To form an opinion prior to actual knowledge or experience

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Premonition

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A warning in advance

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Preposterous

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Absurd/contrary to nature or reason

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Pretentious

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Showy/pompous(self-involved)/claiming unjustified distinction

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Posterior

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Situated behind or at the back

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Posterity

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Future generations; a person’s descendants

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Posthumous

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Occurring or continuing after death; especially a work published after the author’s death or a child born after the father’s death

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Panorama

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An unbroken view of an entire surrounding area

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Pandemonium

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Uproar

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Panacea

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A cure-all for diseases or troubles

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Omnipotent

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Having unlimited power; all powerful

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Omnipresent

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Present everywhere

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Omnivorous

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Feeding on both plants and meat; devouring everything, especially intellectually

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Holistic

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Relating to the whole instead of individual parts

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Catholic

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Referring to the Roman Catholic Church

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catholic

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Universal, including most things

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Totality

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The whole entire amount of something;sum; whole

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Totalitarian

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Referring to a form of government in which one person or party holds absolute control

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Microcosm

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A miniature world ; something that resembles something else on a very small scale

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Microbe

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An organism invisible to the naked eye; especially one that causes disease

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Macrocosm

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The universe, any great whole

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Viaduct

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A long, high bridge that carries a road or railroad over something (i.e. Valley)

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Deviate

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To turn aside from a course, norm, pattern, or subject

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Devious

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Winding/roundabout, underhanded/deceptive

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Impervious

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Not penetrable by light rays, moisture, etc. or incapable of being influenced or affected

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Revolution

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The motion of any object in a circular motion

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Evolve

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To develop gradually, to change from a simpler to a more complex form of animal or plant life

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Voluble

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Speaking in steady, easy flow of words;talkative

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Convoluted

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Very complicated and difficult to understand or follow

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Transgress

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To go beyond or over set limits; to break a rule

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Transitory

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Lasting for only a short while

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Translucent

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Permitting light to pass through but not transparent

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Transient

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Passing quickly; transitory; staying only a short time; a person or thing having a short stay