Word Of The Day 7-1-2017


kak·is·toc·ra·cy \ˌkakə̇ˈstäkrəsē\


government by the worst people


What we’re looking at, all too obviously, is an American kakistocracy — rule by the worst. —, Paul (2017, January 19). With All Due Respect, The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/opinion/with-all-due-disrespect.html?mcubz=1


Did You Know?

Kakistocracy comes from the Greek root kakistos, which means “worst,” the superlative form of kakos, which means “bad.” The word seems to have been coined in English of Greek parts; the ending -cracy, familiar in English words like democracy and meritocracy, comes from the Greek ending -kratia, derived from kratos meaning “strength” or “power.”




Enough said!


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