We the People: Populus – 10 Words

population

a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting an area

Recently, the monarch population has plunged from an estimated 1 billion to less than 60 million.Washington Times (Oct 4, 2015)
populace

people in general considered as a whole

For freedom of speech to create the desired debate, after all, we need a populace that is if not informed then capable of critical thinking.Los Angeles Times (May 1, 2015)
populous

densely filled with inhabitants

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world, but it has no semblance of an address systemBBC (Apr 29, 2015)
populist

an advocate of democratic principles

Right-wing populists have long been dubious of foreigners, immigrants, minorities and elitists — both in the intellectual and monied sense. Sound familiar?Salon (Oct 6, 2015)
popular

representing or appealing to the people at large

In addition, the GOP has lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections.US News (Sep 29, 2015)
popularity

the quality of being widely admired or accepted or sought after

His popularity soared nearly overnight, thanks to a humble style and an emphasis on serving the poor and the dispossessed.Los Angeles Times (Sep 23, 2015)
popularize

cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use

The dessert was invented more than a century ago and helped popularize a delicacy reserved for the rich into a quick, affordable treat.Washington Times (Aug 22, 2014)
popularism

music adapted to the understanding and taste of the majority

Must popularism and mediocrity always be happy bedfellows?New York Times (Mar 20, 2014)
depopulate

reduce in population

South Sudan’s military is trying to depopulate the rural areas of Unity state through violence and hungerWashington Times (Jul 1, 2015)
unpopular

regarded with disfavor or lacking general approval

Teachers are free to explain facts, like how the intestinal tract works, but not to offer ideas that might be unpopular, provocative or disturbing.Time (Sep 23, 2015)

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