demo & dem



These ROOT-WORDS are DEM & DEMO from the Greek demos meaning PEOPLE. With this ROOT we are right at home, and the vocabulary is more or less familiar. For example, we all know that there is a constant struggle between DEMOcratic and ANTIDEMOcratic forces.


1. Demarch : DEM arch (dee’ mark) n.

Mayor in modern Greece


2. Demagogue : DEM agogue (dem’ a gog) n.

A rabble-rouser; a leader who rouses the prejudices of mobs


3. Demagogism : DEM agogism (dem’ a gog iz um) n.

The creed of the demagogue


4. Democracy : DEMO cracy (de mok’ ra see) n.

Government of the people, by the people


5. Democrat : DEMO crat (dem’ o krat) n.

One who believes in democracy


6. Democratian : DEMO cratian (dem o kray’ shan) adj.

Democratic


7. Democratically : DEMO critically (dem o krat’ i ka lee) adj.

In the manner of a democracy


8. Democratifiable : DEMO cratifiable (dem o krat’ i fie a b’l) adj.

Able to be made into a democrat


9. Democratism : DEMO cratism (dem ok’ rat izm) n.

Theory or system of democracy


10. Democratize : DEMO cratize (de mok’ ra tize) v.

Shape into a democracy



11. Demogenic : DEMO genic (dee mo jen’ ik) adj.

Relating to a society based on citizenship, not on kinship or tribe


12. Demography : DEMO graphy (de mog’ ra fee) n.

Study of populations, births, deaths, etc


13. Demographist : DEMO graphist (de mog’ ra fist) n.

One who studies demography


14. Demophile : DEMO phile (dem’ o file) n.

A friend of the people


15. Demophobe : DEMO phobe (dem’ o fobe) n.

One who has an aversion to people


16. Demos : DEMO s (dee’ mos) n.

The people; the members of a company in ancient Greece


17. Demotic : DEMO tic (de mot’ ik) adj.

Of or relating to the language of the Greek people


18. Demotics : DEMO tics (de mot’ iks) n.

Knowledge relative to welfare and culture of people; sociology


19. Demotist : DEMO tist (de mot’ ist) n.

A student of sociological writings


20. Antidemocratic : anti DEMO critic (an t idem o krat’ ik) adj.

Opposed to the principles of democracy

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