Vocabulary from Classical Roots - Lesson 3

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Archaic

Characteristic of a much earlier or primitive time; out of date

Archetype

An original model or type from which similar forms are copied

Archipelago

A group of many islands or the sea containing them; a group of separate entities contained within a defined area

Archive

The collected records of an organization, institution, or public person

Anarchy

Absence of any form of government or political authority; lawlessness; disorder and confusion

Oligarchy

Gorvernment by the few, especially a faction of persons or families

Demagogue

A leader or agitator who appeals to people's passions and prejudices rather than to their reason

Demographer

One who studies the characteristics of populations and analyzes data such as numbers, births, deaths, diseases, etc.

Endemic

Commonly found in a particular region or among a particular people

Pandemic

Spread throughout a wide geographic area; worldwide

Gregarious

Liking companionship; sociable; tending to live or move in groups of one's own kind

Aggregation

A large group or collection of people, animals, or things

Egregious

Extraordinarily bad; flagrant

Icon

An image, representation, or symbol; a representation or picture of a sacred person or event; a person greatly admired for a particular talent, quality, or service

Iconoclastic

Breaking or destroying images (in Eastern Orthodox churches); attacking or overthrowing tradition or popular ideas, institutions, or conventions

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