We the People: Demos – 10 Words

democracy

a political system in which power lies in a body of citizens

The Constitution, conservatives frequently assert, has provided us with a form of government superior to those of other nations, even other democracies.Washington Post (Sep 30, 2015)
democratic

representing or appealing to the people at large

These were elite clothes at their most democratic, which is the sort of oxymoron only the fashion world can provide.New York Times (Sep 18, 2015)
democratize

introduce democratic reforms; of nations

The nineties tech boom democratized computer ownership and we all brought PCs into our homes.The New Yorker (Jun 26, 2015)
democrat

an advocate of rule by and for the people

Following the coup, Iranian intellectuals no longer viewed Americans as missionaries, democrats, teachers, nurses and doctors, but as oilmen, spies and military men.Time (Sep 18, 2015)
demography

the study of the characteristics of human populations

But where demography is truly becoming destiny is in the growing richness and complexity of our population.Forbes (May 26, 2015)
demographer

a scientist who studies the growth and density of populations and their vital statistics

That is why many demographers expect human population to peak and then decline before 2100.Scientific American (Oct 6, 2015)
demographic

a statistic characterizing human populations

Viewers in the key advertising demographic of 18 to 34 make up only 25.5% of the TV audience, down from 30.5% four years ago.Los Angeles Times (Aug 18, 2015)
demagogue

a leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions

Issues like immigration and free trade are easier to demagogue than explain.Wall Street Journal (Sep 22, 2015)
demagoguery

impassioned appeals to the emotions of the populace

Divided governments, as well as divided corporations, have historically rallied behind strong leadership that emphasizes problem solving over demagoguery and infighting.Forbes (Nov 8, 2014)
demotic

of or for the common people

But by the 1980s, publishers wanted literature to reflect the demotic speech of ordinary folk.BBC (Aug 27, 2014)

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