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15 terms

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Characteristic of a much earlier or primitive time; out of date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