50 terms

Greek & Latin Roots Unit 9 Study Set

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Demos (Greek/Latin)
Greek
Demos (definition)
Common people; populace
Democracy
Form of government in which the supreme power is invested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free-vote electoral system
Demography
Science of health and social status
Epidemic
Widespread disease from one person to another and eventually a whole country
Populus (Greek/Latin)
Latin
Populus (definition)
People
Republic
Head of government isn't a monarch/and other hereditary head of state
Publish
To issue/publicize someone's work
Populace
All the inhabitants of a place
Polis (Greek/Latin)
Greek
Polis (definition)
Ancient Greek city-state
Metropolis
Any kind of a large and/or busy city
Political
Of, relating to, concerning political activities
Policy
A definite course of action adopted for the sake of expediency or facility
Urbs/Urbis (Greek/Latin)
Latin
Urbs/Urbis (definition)
City
Urban
Characteristic of or applied to cities
Suburb
An outlying part of a city or town
Urbane
Reflecting elegance or sophistication, mostly in expression
Pathos (Greek/Latin)
Greek
Pathos (definition)
Quality that evokes pity or sadness
Pathology
Science/Study of the origin, nature, and course of diseases
Apathy
Lack of interest in or concern for things that others find touching or thrilling
Antipathy
An object of natural aversion or habitual dislike
Autos (Greek/Latin)
Greek
Autos (definition)
Self/Same/One
Autograph
One's own signature
Autobiography
History of one's life that was written/told by that person
Autonomy
Self-governing community
Thermos (Greek/Latin)
Greek
Thermos (definition)
Heat
Thermometer
Instrument that measures the temperature of any one object/being/state
Thermogenic
Causing/pertaining to the production of heat
Thermoplastic
Soft and pliable whilst heated without any change of the inherent characteristics
Curro/Cursum (Greek/Latin)
Latin
Curro/Cursum (definition)
Run
Occur
To happen; to take place; to come to pass
Incursion
A hostile entrance into or invasion of a place or territory, especially a sudden one; a raid
Excursion
Short trip or outing to a place
Zoon (Greek/Latin)
Greek
Zoon (definition)
Animal life
Zoology
Animal life of a particular region
Protozoon
Any being or a diverse group of eukaryotes, that are mostly unicellular
Paleozoic
Noting or pertaining to an era occurring between 570 million and 230 million years ago, characterized by the advent of fish, insects, and reptiles
Verto/Versum (Greek/Latin)
Latin
Verto/Versum (definition)
Turn
Reverse
Opposite or contrary in position, direction, order or character
Universe
Totality of known or supposed objects and phenomena throughout space
Controversial
Subject to controversy; debatable
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