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Greek Roots #1. English 2 Mrs. Lucidi. Root: Agog. Meaning: leader Sample Words: -demagogue -pedagogue -synagogue. Demagogue. A false leader of people who appeals to the prejudices and fears of the people in order to get their support. Hitler was a demagogue. Pedagogue. Teacher

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Greek roots 1
Greek Roots #1

English 2

Mrs. Lucidi


Root agog
Root: Agog

Meaning: leader

Sample Words:

-demagogue

-pedagogue

-synagogue


Demagogue
Demagogue

A false leader of people who appeals to the prejudices and fears of the people in order to get their support

Hitler was a demagogue.


Pedagogue
Pedagogue

Teacher

Leader of children

The pedagogue tried to answer all of the questions before the bell rang.


Synagogue
Synagogue

House of people (leading together of people)

My Jewish friends go to a synagogue every week.


Root agon
Root: Agon

Meaning: struggle, contest

Sample Words:

-Agonize

-Antagonist

-Protagonist


Agonize
Agonize

To be in extreme pain or to suffer great anguish; to make a great effort; a struggle


Antagonist
Antagonist

One who opposes or actively competes with another

In literature, the character opposing the protagonist


Protagonist
Protagonist

The leading character in any literary form

The champion or leader of a cause


Root anthrop
Root: Anthrop

Meaning: man

Sample Words:

-anthropology

-misanthrope

-philanthropy


Anthropology
Anthropology

The study of man


Misanthrope
Misanthrope

A hater of all mankind


Philanthropy
Philanthropy

The love of mankind

Charity


Root ant anti
Root: Ant, Anti

Meaning: against, opposite

Sample Words:

-antonym

-antipathy

-antagonize


Antonym
Antonym

A word with the opposite meaning of another word (light/dark, good/bad)


Antipathy
Antipathy

A strong feeling of aversion, repugnance, or opposition


Antagonize
Antagonize

To act in opposition to or against

To provoke hostility


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