duo-, du-

(Latin: two, double; a word element for the number "2")

duplicity (s) (noun), duplicities (pl)
1. A dishonest action or behavior which is meant to trick or to fool someone: The telephone caller who claimed to be the nephew of an elderly woman and who asked her for money was a duplicity that resulted in the arrest of the person who went to pick up the funds because Sarah was aware of such duplicities happening to others.
2. Etymology: borrowed from Middle French duplicite; from Late Latin duplicitatem, duplicitas, "doubleness".
A deliberate deceptiveness in behavior.
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A double dealing to achieve an illegal objective.
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indubitable (adjective), more indubitable, most indubitable
Worthy of truth; incapable of doubt: unquestionable: Milly's account of the accident was so vivid and realistic that it was indubitable that she was totally honest while recounting the details.
indubitably (adverb), more indubitably, most indubitably
Referring to how something is without doubt; unquestionably: Their summer vacation in Greece was indubitably the most perfect and fantastic time Jack and Jill had ever had together!
redoubtable (adjective), more redoubtable, most redoubtable
1. Relating to something that causes great fear or respect; very powerful: The new soccer player is considered a redoubtable member of the team, because he is very fast and a skillful kicker when he is playing opposing players.
2. Etymology: from French redoutable from redouter, "to dread."
Awesome and fearsome and so worthy of respect.
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Inspiring fear or dread.
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Formidable and worthy of being afraid to challenge or oppose.
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A reason for being afraid.
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redoubtably (adverb), more redoubtably, most redoubtably
1. Regarding how someone can inspire awe: fearsomely; dauntingly, alarmingly: The handsome prince in the story was known to be redoubtably bold and brave and could fight any dragon on his way to save the princess.
2. Characterizing how a person is worthy of honor and respect: The principal of the school was certainly a redoubtably fine and laudable man.
reduplicate (ri DOO pluh kayt", ri DYOO pluh kayt") (verb), reduplicates; reduplicated; reduplicating
1. To repeat or to double something again: There are some words that reduplicate vowels, syllables, or words in order to create new words or linguistic elements; for example, the following words have parts that are reduplicated: "wishy-washy" and "goody-goody".

The phrase in a music composition is repeated or reduplicated quite often and the listener can usually recognize it each time.

2. To reproduce an element of a word precisely or with a small change: Monika reduplicated some linguistic elements of words to make her short story more interesting and expressive; for example, teeny-weeny, see-saw, and chitchat.
3. To make identical copies of the same thing that has been done previously: The writer of the short autobiography had the printer reduplicate his composition because more people wanted copies than he had anticipated.
Having the ratio of two and a half to one, or of five to two.