1. democracy the orientation of those who favor government by the people
  2. plutocracy a political system governed by the wealthy people
  3. glyptography carvings or engravings (especially on precious stones)
  4. glyptic art carvings or engravings (especially on precious stones)
  5. aristocracy a privileged class holding hereditary titles
  6. theocracy a political unit governed by a deity
  7. bureaucracy a government administered primarily by nonelective officials
  8. gerontocracy a political system governed by old people
  9. autocracy a theory favoring unlimited authority by an individual
  10. meritocracy a social system in which power goes to superior intellects
  11. cryptography the science of analyzing and deciphering codes
  12. coup de grace the blow that kills (usually mercifully)
  13. glyptics the art of engraving on precious stones
  14. carpet grass grass native to West Indies but common in southern United States having tufted wiry stems often infested with a dark fungus
  15. cryptogram a piece of writing in code or cipher
  16. cryptograph a secret method of writing
  17. cloud grass Spanish grass with light feathery panicles grown for dried bouquets
  18. claptrap foolish, empty, or pompous talk or writing
  19. kleptomaniac someone with an irrational urge to steal
  20. literacy the ability to read and write