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archaic
adj. 1. characteristic of a much earlier or primitive period

2. andiquated; out-of-date
archetype
n. an original model or type from which similar forms are copied
archipelago
n. 1. a group of many islands or the sea containing them

2. a group of separate entities contained whithin a confined area
archive
n. the collected records of an organization, institution, or public person
anarchy
n. 1. the absence of any form of government or political authority; lawlessness

2. disorder and confusion
oligarchy
n. government by the few, especially a faction of persons or families
demagogue
n. a leader or agitator who appeals to people's passions and prejudices rather than to their reason
ARKHEIN
(G) to begin, to be first
demographer
n. one who studies the characteristics of populations and analyzes data such as numbers, births, deaths, and diseases, and other vital statistics
ARKHOS
(G) ruler, first in rank
DEMOS
(G) people
endemic
adj. commonly found in a particular region or among a particular people
GREX
(L) flock, herd, crowd
pandemic
adj. spread throughout a wide geographic area; worldwide
EIKON
(G) likeness, image
gregarious
adj. 1. liking companionship; sociable

2. tending to live or move in groups of one's own kind
aggregation
n. a large group or collection of people, animals, or things
egregious
adj. extraordinarily bad; flagrant
iconoclastic
adj. breaking or destroying images
icon
n. 1. an image, representation, or symbol

2. a representation or picture of a sacred personage or event, traditionally painted on wooden panels in the manner of the greek orthodox churches

3. a person greatly admired for a particular talent, quality, or service