Vocabulary Presentation 3
Fill in the Blank- Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word from Lesson 3 of Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book E
n. A leader or agitator who appeals to people's passions and prejudices rather than to their reason.
1.) an agitator- someone who disturbs or stirs up conflicts
2.) someone who gains power or popularity by appealing to emotions and prejudices of people.
Little to no direct antonyms: any figure that provides genuine appeals and promotes peace rather than agitating.
(Greek) demos- people
(Greek) apogos- leading
Choose the sentence in which the word in bold-face type is used incorrectly
b.) The demagogue agitated the activist group into yet another protest for the sake of exercising his power to lead.
c.) The president at the time was demagogic, feeding promises that were of minor concern to the public in order to evoke passion and neglect major issues that actually plagued the nation.
d.) The governor was viewed as a demagogue for his emotional propagandas that allowed him to charm the citizens into voting for him only to realize he had no plans to mediate the arising conflicts.