The word pandemic comes from the Greek pan-, all demos, people or population = pandemos = all the people. A pandemic affects all (nearly all) of the people. By contrast, epi- means upon. An epidemic is visited upon the people.
Additionally, what is a disreputable person? Noun. 1. disreputable person - someone lacking public esteem. unwelcome person, persona non grata - a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome.
Likewise, people ask, what does the root word mean?
A root word is a word or word part that can form the basis of new words through the addition of prefixes and suffixes. Many of the words we use in our daily language come from a root word. Once you pull off any prefixes or suffixes, the root is usually what remains.
What is a Greek or Latin root?
Many new words are formed by adding an affix to the beginning or end of a Latin or Greek root or root word. When affixes are added to the beginning of roots or root words, they are called prefixes For example, the most common prefix is un-, which meant not oropposite of.