[kak-uh-stok-ruh-see] /ˌkæk əˈstɒk rə si/
noun, plural kakistocracies.
government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power.
1829, “government by the worst element of a society,” coined on analogy of its opposite, aristocracy, from Greek kakistos “worst,” superlative of kakos “bad” (which perhaps is related to the general IE word for “defecate;” see caco-) + -cracy.
noun See kakorrhaphiophobia
noun a fear of failure; also written kakorraphiaphobia Word Origin kako- ‘bad, evil’
[kah-lah-ah-zahr, kah-luh-az-er] /ˌkɑ lɑ ɑˈzɑr, ˌkɑ ləˈæz ər/ noun, Pathology. 1. a chronic, usually fatal disease occurring in tropical areas of Asia and the Western Hemisphere, characterized by irregular fever, enlargement of the spleen, anemia, and emaciation, caused by the protozoan Leishmania donovani. /ˌkɑːləəˈzɑː/ noun 1. a tropical infectious disease caused by the protozoan Leishmania […]
noun See mancala