Vocabulary 6.1-6.3

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authentic

genuine, real, reliable, trustworthy

autobiography

story of a person's life written by the person himself or herself

autocrat

rule exercising self-derived, absolute power, despot, dictator

autograph

person's signature written by himself or herself

automatic

acting by itself, self regulating

automation

technique of making a process self-operating by means of built-in electronic controls

automaton

purely mechanical person following a routine; robot

autonomy

right of self-government; independent; sovereign

autopsy

medical examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death; postmortem examination

aristocracy

government or country governed by a small privileged upper class, ruling class of nobles; nobility; privileged

bureaucracy

government or country governed by one individual with self-derived unlimited power

democracy

government by bureaus or groups of officials; administration characterized by excessive red tape and routine

democracy

government or country governed by the people; rule by majority

plutocracy

government or country governed by the rich

technocracy

government or country governed by technical experts

aristocrat

advocate of aristocracy, member of the aristocracy, noble, patrician

democrat

member of the Democratic party

bureaucrat

member of the Bureaucracy

plutocrat

member of the Plutocracy

technocrat

member of a technocracy

demagogue

political leader who stirs up the people for personal atvantage; rabble-rouser

democratic

based on the principles of democracy, or government by the people

democratize

make democratic

epidemic

affecting many people in an area at the same time; widespread

Epidemic

outbreak of a rapidly spreading, contagious disease affecting many people at the same time; plague; rash

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