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Jun 24, 2000
This week's theme
Feminine and masculine forms of words

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caryatid
telamon
lamia
warlock
gynarchy
androcracy
nymphomania

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androcracy

(an-DROK-ruh-see) Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

noun: Social and political rule by men.

From andro- male + -cracy, government, rule.

"He cites Mount Athos in Greece, the world's oldest continuous democracy (though it's really more of a theological androcracy, in that only male priests get to vote) and the only state still to run on the Julian calendar."
Lee Marshall; In Francis of Assisi's Footsteps; Independent on Sunday (London, UK); Apr 21, 1996.

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The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have always been derided as fools and madmen. -Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

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