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authentic
genuine; real; reliable; trustworthy
autobiography
story of a person's life written by the person him/herself
autocrat
ruler exercising self-derived, absolute power

despot; dictator
autograph
person's signature written by him/herself
automatic
acting by itself

self-regulating
automation
technique of making a process self-operating by means of built-in electronic controls
automaton
purely mechanical person following a routine

robot
autonomous
self-governing; independent; sovereign
autonomy
right of self-government

independence; sovereignty
autopsy
medical examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death; postmortem examination
aristocracy
1. government or country governed by a small privileged upper class
2. ruling class of nobles; privileged class

nobility; gentry
autocracy
government or country governed by one individual with self-derived, unlimited power
bureaucracy
government by bureaus or groups of officials; administration characterized by excessive red tape and routine
democracy
government or country governed by the people; rule by majority
plutocracy
government or country governed by the rich
technocracy
government or country governed by technical experts
aristocrat
1. advocate of aristocracy
2. member of the aristocracy

noble; patrician
Democrat
member of the Democratic Party
demagogue
political leader who stirs up the people for person advantage

rabble-rouser
democratic
based on the principles of democracy, or government by the people
democratize
make democratic
epidemic
affecting many people in an area at the same time; widespread
epidemic (n.)
outbreak of a rapidly spreading, contagious disease affecting many people at the same time;

plague; rash
panacea
remedy for all ills; universal remedy

cure-all; elixir
Pan-American
of or pertaining to all the countries of North, South, and Central America
pandemonium
wild uproar; very noisy din; wild disorder

tumult; racket
panoply
complete suit of armor; complete covering or equipment; magnificent array
panorama
complete, unobstructed view
pantomime
dramatic performance that is all signs and gestures without words
anachronism
error in chronology or time order
chronicle
historical account of events in the order of time

history; annuals
chronological
arranged in order of time
chronology
arrangement of data or events in order of time of occurrence
synchronize
cause to agree in time; make simultaneous
kleptomania
insane impulse to steal
mania
1. madness; insanity
2. excessive fondness; craze
maniac
raving lunatic; mad or insane person

crackpot
maniacal
characterized by madness

insane; raving
pyromania
insane impulse to set fires
encyclopedia
work offering alphabetically arranged information on various branches of knowledge
orthopedic
having to do with the correction and prevention of deformities, esp. in children
pedagogue
teacher of children
pedagogy
art of teaching
pediatrician
physician specializing in the treatment of babies and children
pediatrics
branch of medicine dealing with the care, development, and the diseases of babies and children
orthodontist
dentist specializing with straightening and adjusting of teeth
orthodox
generally accepted, esp. in religion

conventional; approved; conservative
orthography
correct spelling
orthopedist
physician specializing in the correction and prevention of deformities, esp. in children
unorthodox
not orthodox; not in accord with accepted, standard, or approved belief or practice

unconventional; heretical
genealogy
history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor

lineage; pedigree
genesis
birth or coming into being of something

origin
heterogeneous
differing in kind; not uniform

dissimilar; varied
homogeneous
of the same kind; similar; uniform
homogenize
make homogeneous
barometer
instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure as an aid in determining probable weather changes
chronometer
instrument for measuring time very accurately
diameter
straight line passing through the center of a body or figure from one side to the other

thickness; width
meter
1. device for measuring
2. unit of measure in a metric system
odometer
instrument attached to a vehicle for measuring the distance traversed
photometer
instrument for measuring intensity of light
speedometer
instrument for measuring speed

tachometer
symmetry
correspondence in measurement, shape, etc., on opposite sides of a dividing line; well-balanced arrangement of parts

harmony; balance