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authentic
genuine, reliable, trustworthy
autobiography
story of a person's life written by the person himself or herself
autocrat
ruler excercising self-derived, absolute power; despot; dictator
autograph
person's signature written by himself or herself
automatic
acting by self; 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 priveleged upper class
2. ruling class of nobles; nobility; priveleged class; 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 the majority
plutocracy
government or country governed by the rich
technocracy
government or country governed by technical experts
aristocrat, Democrat, plutocrat, technocrat, bureaucrat
avocate of aristocracy, democracy, plutocracy, technocracy, bureaucracy
demagogue
political leader who stirs up the people for personal advantage, rabble-rouser
democratic
based on the principles of democracy, or government by the people
democratize
make democratic
epidemic (adj)
affecting many people in an area at the same time; wide spread
epidemic (n)
outbreak of a rapidly spreding, contagious disease affecting many people at the same time; plague; rash