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21 terms

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
derm
skin
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