Greek Roots List 3

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cracy

government

crat

person who supports the form of government

aristocracy

(n) - a government ruled by the nobility or a privileged minority or upper class

bureaucracy

(n) - a system or government in which the need to follow complex procedures and rules impedes effective and timely action; a government marked by a diffusion of authority among many offices and strict adherence to inflexible rules of operation.

plutocracy

(n) - a government ruled by the wealthy

chron, chronos

time

anachronism

(n) - something out of its proper place in time

synchronize

(v) - to cause to occur with exact coincidence in time or rate; to occur at the same time

chronicle

(n) - a record of historical events in the order in which they occurred; (v) to record in the style of a chronicle

dem, demos

people

demographics

(n) - data reflecting the characteristics of human populations such as size, growth, density, distribution and other vital statistics

epidemic

(n) - an outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly
(adj) - spreading rapidly and extensively by the infection of many individuals in an area

endemic

(adj) - prevalent in, or peculiar to a particular area, locality, or people; native or confined to a certain region

epidermis

(n) - the outermost or protective layer of skin; the outermost or protective covering of a plant or plant part

pachyderm

(n) - any large, thick-skinned, hoofed mammal such as an elephant, hippopotamus, or rhinoceros

dermatology

(n) - the medical study of the skin

dyna

power; strength

dynamic

(adj) - characterized by continuous change, activity or progress; having vigor and energy

dynamo

(n) - a generator for producing direct current; an extremely energetic and forceful person

dynamite

(n) - a powerful explosive

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