Association of British Scrabble Players

Society > Politics > General


Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


ableism discrimination against the disabled.
ableist pertaining to ableism, discrimination against the disabled; (noun) one who discriminates against the aged.
abolitionism principles or measures fostering abolition esp of slavery.
abolitionist a supporter of abolitionism.
aboriginalism due recognition of native peoples.
abstentionism the policy of not using one's vote, esp in a political election.
abstentionist a believer in abstentionism.
actualite (Fr.) the real state of affairs.
affranchise to free from slavery or similar obligation.
affranchisement the act of affranchising.
ageism discrimination on grounds of age.
agism discrimination on grounds of age.
agitprop (Russian) pro-communist agitation and propaganda.
agrarian related to land; (noun) one who favours equitable distribution of land.
agrement (Fr.) the approval by a state of a diplomatic representative sent to it.
aliya (Hebrew) the immigration of Jews to Israel.
aliyah (Hebrew) the immigration of Jews to Israel.
alternat (Fr.) the diplomatic practice of determining precedence between powers of equal rank by lot.
amandla (Nguni) a political slogan calling for power to the Black population.
ambassage an embassy.
ambassy an embassy.
amnesty a period during which offenders may admit to certain crimes or infringements without penalty; (verb) to give an amnesty to.
anarchal relating to anarchy, the complete absence of law or government.
anarchial relating to anarchy, the complete absence of law or government.
anarchical relating to anarchy, the complete absence of law or government.
anarchism the doctrine or practice of anarchists.
annexationism the policy of annexation.
antiapartheid opposed to apartheid.
antiblackism prejudice against black people.
antibourgeois opposed to the bourgeois.
antibuser a person who opposes the busing of children to faraway schools to achieve racial balance.
anticapitalist one opposed to capitalism.
antichoice opposed to abortion.
anticivic opposed to citizenship.
anticommunism opposition to communism.
antielite opposed to an elite; (noun) a group opposed to an elite.
antifascism opposition to fascism.
antifederalist one who is opposed to federalism.
antifeminism opposition to feminism.
antifeminist a supporter of antifeminism.
antijacobin opposed to the Jacobins and to the French Revolution or to democratic principles; (noun) one opposed to the Jacobins.
antilabor opposed to labour organisations.
antileft opposed to the left.
antiliberal one who is opposed to liberalism.
antiliberalism opposition to liberalism.
antilifer a person in favour of abortion.
antimarket opposed to the market.
antinuker a person opposed to the use of nuclear weapons or nuclear energy.
antiparty opposed to a political party; (noun) a party opposed to a political party.
antiracism opposition to racism.
antiracist one opposed to racism.
antiradical opposed to radicalism.
antiradicalism opposition to radicalism.
antired opposed to communism.
antireform opposed to reform.
antiseparatist one opposed to separatism.
antistate opposed to the state.
antistrike opposed to a strike.
antitax opposed to taxation.
antiunion opposed to trade unions.
antiwar against war.
apartheid (Afrikaans) segregation and separate development (of races).
apoliticism being uninterested in politics.
apparat (Russian) the structure, mechanism, etc. of an organization, esp a political one.
apparatchik (Russian) a member of the (Soviet) bureaucracy; now extended to apply to any inflexible organisation man, particularly in a political party.
appui (Fr.) support; (verb) to support militarily.
appuy (Fr.) support; (verb) to support militarily.
aspheterise to deny the right of private property.
aspheterism the belief that there should be no private property.
aspheterize to deny the right of private property.
assiento (Spanish) a treaty (esp that between Spain and Britain, 1713) for the supply of African slaves for Spanish American dominions.
assimilationism a policy of assimilation, esp of racial groups.
autocritique (Fr.) self-criticism, esp political.
baaskaap (Afrikaans) the condition in which one section of the population is treated as the master race, esp the policy of domination of white people in S. Africa.
baaskap (Afrikaans) the condition in which one section of the population is treated as the master race, esp the policy of domination of white people in S. Africa.
baasskap (Afrikaans) the condition in which one section of the population is treated as the master race, esp the policy of domination of white people in S. Africa.
backbench a rear bench (in Parliament).
balkanise to divide (a region or territory) into small, often hostile units.
balkanize to divide (a region or territory) into small, often hostile units.
ballot to vote by ballot.
ballotee one who is balloted.
balloter one who votes by ballot.
bander a member of a league, a confederate.
bandobast (Urdu) an organisation.
bandobust (Urdu) an organisation.
bicameral consisting of, or including, two chambers, or legislative branches.
biparty of two parties.
bizonal relating to a bizone, a country formed of two zones.
bizone a country formed of two zones.
bloc (Fr.) a combination of parties, nations or other units to achieve a common purpose.
bloquiste a supporter of autonomy for Quebec.
bluebook a parliamentary report.
bolshevik (Russian) a violent revolutionary.
bolshevise to make a bolshevik.
bolshevism being a bolshevik.
bolshevize to make a bolshevik.
boomlet a minor economic boom.
bork to attack a candidate or public figure systematically, esp in the media.
bosberaad (Afrikaans) a meeting in an isolated venue to break a political deadlock.
bourbonism the principles of those adhering to the house of Bourbon; obstinate conservatism.
bourgeois (Fr.) middle-class; conventionally respectable and unimaginative.
bourgeoisie (Fr.) the middle classes.
brinkmanship the art or practice of pushing a dangerous situation or confrontation to the limit of safety esp to force a desired outcome.
broo (Scots) unemployment benefit; the office at which people receive it.
bundobust (Urdu) an organisation.
cacotopia a state in which everything is as bad as it can be.
cacotopian of or like a cacotopia, a state in which everything is as bad as it can be.
caesarism imperialism.
canvaser one who goes from door to door raising votes.
canvass to solicit esp political support.
canvasser one who goes from door to door raising votes.
capitalism the economic system which is driven by the profit motive and depends on the investment of private capital to provide the means of production, distribution and exchange.
capitulation a set of terms or articles constituting an agreement between governments.
casteism the caste system esp in India.
casteless without caste.
censual relating to, or containing, a census.
census (Lat.) an investigation or count of a population; (verb) to carry out a census.
chartism the use of charts in the study of future trends.
chiliarchy a body consisting of a thousand men.
citizenise to make a citizen of.
civism the state of citizenship.
classism prejudice or discrimination on grounds of social class.
classist one who discriminates on grounds of social class.
cleruch (Hist.) a citizen of Athens granted an allotment of land in a foreign territory.
cleruchia an allotment of land in a foreign territory made to a citizen of Athens.
cleruchial of or like a cleruchy.
cleruchy (Greek) an allotment of land in a foreign territory made to a citizen of Athens.
cloture (Fr.) closure; (verb) to apply closure to a parliamentary debate.
coalition the act of merging into one mass or body.
coalitional relating to coalition.
coalitioner a supporter of coalition.
coalitionism the forming of a coalition.
coalitionist a supporter of coalitionism.
coercionist one who believe in government by force.
collectivism the doctrine of communal control of means of production.
collectivist a supporter of collectivism.
collectivistic relating to collectivism.
collectivize to give a collectivist organization to.
colonialism the system by which one country controls and dominates a subordinate territory politically and economically.
colonialist an adherent of colonialism.
colonialistic relating to colonialism.
commo (Aust. coll.) a communist.
commonweal (Arch.) the general welfare.
communalism social organization on a communal basis.
communalist an adherent of communalism.
communalistic relating to communalism, social organization on a communal basis.
communard (Fr.) a member of a commune; a communist.
communautaire a spirit or attitude in keeping with or appropriate to the aims and principles of the European Union.
communise to make common property; to make communist.
communism a social theory according to which society should be classless, private property should be abolished, and land, factories, etc collectively owned and controlled.
communistic inclined to communism.
communistically (Adv.) COMMUNISTIC, inclined to communism.
communitaire one with a spirit or attitude in keeping with or appropriate to the aims and principles of the European Union.
communize to make common property; to make communist.
comsymp (Coll.) a communist sympathiser.
confederacy a league or compact for mutual support or common action.
confederal belonging to or relating to a confederation.
confederation an act of confederating.
confederative of or like a confederation.
conferee one who is conferred with, or who takes part in a conference.
conferree one who takes part in a conference.
conscientise to make (someone) aware of political and social rights.
conscientize to make (someone) aware of political and social rights.
conservatism the principles and policies of a Conservative party.
conservative tending to conserve (noun) an adherent or advocate of political conservatism
conservatively (Adv.) CONSERVATIVE, tending to conserve.
constituency a body of citizens entitled to elect a representative (as to a legislative or executive position).
constituent forming part of (noun) an inhabitant of the constituency of a member of parliament
constituently (Adv.) CONSTITUENT, forming part of.
constitutionist a believer in the Constitution.
consulate the post or establishment of a (modern) consul.
coolist a person, esp a scientist, who does not believe in global warming and the greenhouse effect.
corporatism the policy of control of a country's economy through the combined power of the trade unions, large businesses, etc.
corporatist a believer in corporatism.
corporativism the policy of control of a country's economy through the combined power of the trade unions, large businesses, etc.
cosmopolitic relating to cosmopolitics, world politics.
cosmopolitical relating to cosmopolitics, world politics.
cosmopolitics world politics.
countercoup a coup in return.
cragger a member of a carbon reduction action group.
cronyism partiality to cronies esp as evidenced in the appointment of political hangers-on to office without regard to their qualifications.
croppy an Irish rebel of 1798.
crypto a person who is secretly a member of a sect, party etc.
dealign to withdraw allegiance to a political party.
decentralist one who believes in decentralisation of government.
decitizenise to deprive of citizenship.
decitizenize to deprive of citizenship.
declasse (Fr.) having lost caste or social standing; (noun) one has has lost social standing.
demarche (Fr.) a course of action, esp a diplomatic petition or protest.
dementi (Fr.) a contradiction, a denial; now esp an official denial of a published statement.
demo (Short for) demonstration; (verb) to demonstrate.
democrat one who believes in political and social equality.
democratizer one who democratizes.
demographer a student of demography.
demography the study of population statistics and trends, such as births, deaths, and disease.
denazify to purge of Nazi elements.
denization the act of making one a denizen or adopted citizen; naturalization.
depoliticise to remove the political nature or awareness from.
depoliticize to remove the political nature or awareness from.
deportee one who is deported.
derecognise to withdraw recognition from (esp a trade union).
devolution transference (as of rights, powers, property, or responsibility) to another.
devolutionist a believer in a policy of devolution.
diktat (Ger.) a harsh settlement forced on the defeated or powerless.
diplomacy the art of negotiation.
diplomatic relating to diplomacy.
diplomatical relating to diplomacy.
diplomatically (Adv.) DIPLOMATICAL, relating to diplomacy.
diplomatise to practise, or bring about by, diplomacy.
diplomatize to practise, or bring about by, diplomacy.
dirigism state control in economic and social spheres.
dirigisme (Fr.) state control of economic and social affairs.
dirigiste (Fr.) relating to State control of economic and social affairs. No -S.
disfranchise to deprive of franchise.
dissident dissenting (noun) a dissenter, esp one who disagrees with the aims and procedures of the government
dissidently (Adv.) DISSIDENT.
dissolutionism belief in political dissolution.
dissolutionist a proponent of dissolutionism.
disunionist someone who favours dissolution of a union.
doorstep to go from door to door canvassing eg in an election.
doublethink thought marked by the acceptance of gross contradictions and falsehoods, esp when used as a technique of self-indoctrination.
doughfaced over-persuadable, esp of N. American politicians inclined to favour the South in the Civil War.
dynamitard (Arch.) a user of dynamite esp for political purposes.
dystopia a place thought of as the opposite to Utopia, i.e. where everything is as bad as possible.
dystopian relating to dystopia, a place thought of as the opposite to Utopia, i.e. where everything is as bad as possible; (noun) a believer in dystopia.
ecofeminism a movement or theory that applies feminist principles and ideas to ecological issues.
ecofeminist an adherent of ecofeminism.
economism a belief that economic causes are of primary importance.
ecotopia an ecologically ideal region or type of society.
egalitarian a believer in egalitarianism.
egalite (Fr.) equality.
egality equality.
eirenicon (Greek) a peacemaking message, a proposition for peace.
electable capable of being elected.
electee one who is elected.
election the act of electing.
elector one that elects.
electoral relating to elections or electors.
electorally (Adv.) ELECTORAL, relating to elections.
electorate the territory, jurisdiction, or dignity of a German elector.
electorial relating to elections or electors.
electorially (Adv.) ELECTORIAL, relating to elections.
electorship the electorate.
embargo a trade restriction; (verb) to restrain trade by a government order.
embassade (Shakesp.) the mission of an ambassador.
embassage an embassy.
embassy the headquarters of an ambassador.
endenizen to admit to the privileges of a denizen; to naturalize.
enfranchise to admit to the privileges of a citizen and esp to the right of suffrage.
enfranchisement the state of being enfranchised.
enfranchiser one who enfranchises.
engagee of a female writer or artist, morally or politically committed to an ideology.
enosis (Mod. Gr.) political union, esp that proposed between Greece and Cyprus.
entrism the doctrine of joining a group to change its policies.
entrist one who indulges in entrism.
entryism the doctrine of joining a group to change its policies.
entryist one who indulges in entryism.
epuration purification, esp removal of officials or politicians believed to be disloyal.
etatism extreme state control over the individual.
etatisme (Fr.) extreme state control over the individual.
etatist relating to etatism, extreme state control over the individual.
etatiste (Fr.) an advocate of etatisme.
extensification an agricultural policy within the European Union by which land is farmed less intensively and savings made in expenditure on feed, fertilizers and pesticides to balance lower production.
falangism membership of the Spanish Fascist party.
falangist a member of the Spanish Fascist party.
fascio (Ital.) an organized political group or club.
fascista (Ital.) fascist; (noun) the Fascist party.
fattism discrimination against the obese.
fattist one guilty of fattism.
federacy confederacy.
federalise to unite in a federation.
federalism the principles of Federalists or of federal union.
federalist a supporter of a federal constitution or union.
federalistic related to federalism, the principles of Federalists or of federal union.
federalize to unite in a federation.
federate to join in a federation.
federative uniting in a confederacy; federal.
federatively (Adv.) FEDERATIVE, uniting in a confederacy.
federator one who federates.
finance money affairs or revenue; (verb) to supply the money for.
fisc (Obs.) the state treasury; the public revenue.
fisk (Obs.) the state treasury; the public revenue; (verb) to frisk, to gad about.
fractionalist a breaker-up of political unity.
frondeur (Fr.) a member of the Fronde, a rebellious movement established in France during the reign of Louis XIV.
fusionism a policy that favours unionism or coalition.
fusionist an advocate of fusionism, a policy that favours unionism or coalition.
gerrymander to rearrange (voting districts) in the interests of a particular party or candidate.
gerrymanderer one who gerrymanders.
gestapo (Ger.) any secret police organization.
gherao (Hindi) in India, the surrounding or trapping of a person, eg an employer in a room or building, till demands are met; (verb) to carry out such an action.
glasnost (Russian) the policy of openness and forthrightness under the premiership of Mikhail Gorbachev.
glasnostian in the spirit of glasnost, the policy of openness and forthrightness under the premiership of Mikhail Gorbachev.
glasnostic relating to glasnost, the policy of openness and forthrightness under the premiership of Mikhail Gorbachev.
globalise to make global.
globalist relating to a global approach to economic etc. issues; (noun) a person advocating a global approach.
globalize to make global.
governmentalism a theory advocating extension of the sphere and degree of government activity.
governmentalist an exponent of governmentalism.
grantsmanship the art of obtaining grants for research.
grassroot relating to the ordinary people, the rank and file.
greenbacker a member of a post-Civil War American political party opposing reduction in the amount of paper money in circulation.
greenwash to cover with a specious overlay of concern for the environment.
growthist a person who is committed to growth, esp economic.
guildry (Scots) the corporation of a royal burgh.
hardline of an attitude or policy, definite and unyielding; having such an attitude or policy.
hardliner one who takes a hardline.
hartal (Hindi) in India, a general strike.
helotage the state of helots or being enslaved.
helotism the condition of the Helots or slaves in Sparta; slavery.
heresthetic the art of political manipulation, esp by the use of language.
heresthetical relating to heresthetics, a political theory that involves structuring the world so you can win.
heresthetician one who practises heresthetics.
hermandad (Spanish) a confederation of the entire burgher class of Spain for police and judicial purposes.
herstory feminist history.
hibakusha (Japanese) a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
hikoi (Maori) to take part in a protest march.
hispanidad a movement asserting the cultural unity of Spain and Latin America.
hispanism a movement asserting the cultural unity of Spain and Latin America.
identic identical; spec. relating to a diplomatic action in which two or more governments agree to follow the same course in relations with another government.
imbizo (Zulu) a gathering of people at the request of a chieftain.
immediatism the policy of action at once, esp in the abolition of slavery in the US.
imperialism the policy, practice or advocacy of extension of a nation's power or influence over other territories.
imperialist a supporter of imperialism.
imperialistic relating to imperialism.
incivism neglect of duty as a citizen.
incrementalism a policy or advocacy of a policy of political or social change by degrees.
incrementalist an exponent of incrementalism.
indexation a system by which wages, rates of interest etc. are directly linked to changes in the cost of living index.
inqilab (Urdu) in India, Pakistan etc., a revolution.
intelligentsia (Russian) the intellectual or cultured classes, orig in Russia.
intelligentzia (Russian) the intellectual or cultured classes, orig in Russia.
intercaste between castes eg an intercaste marriage.
interterm between terms eg of office; (noun) the period between the end of one academic session and the beginning of the next session.
intifada (Arabic) the uprising in 1987 and continued resistance by Palestinians to Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank of Jordan.
intifadah (Arabic) the uprising in 1987 and continued resistance by Palestinians to Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank of Jordan.
intifadeh (Arabic) the uprising in 1987 and continued resistance by Palestinians to Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank of Jordan.
irenic conducive to or working toward peace.
irenicon (Greek) a peace-making message, a proposition for peace.
irredentism advocating return of what is now foreign land to the former occupants.
irredentist one who attempts to recover a region to a country that has lost it.
isocracy equal political power.
isocratic relating to isocracy, equal political power.
isolationism a policy of national isolation by abstention from alliances and other international political and economic relations.
isolationist a believer in isolationism.
isopolity reciprocity of rights of citizenship in two communities.
jacquerie (Fr.) a peasant's revolt, esp in 1358, the French peasant uprising against nobility.
jamahiriya (Arabic) in Arab socialist states, the people or proletariat state.
jerrymander to rearrange (voting districts) in the interests of a particular party or candidate.
jingoism extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked esp by a belligerent foreign policy.
jobbery the conduct of public business for private gain.
jumhouriya (Arabic) in Arab socialist states, the people or proletariat state.
justicialism the political ideology of Juan Domingo Perón, President of Argentina, which combined Fascism and Socialism.
kingcraft (Obs.) the craft of kings; the art of governing as a sovereign.
kingmaker one who decides who shall be king.
klavern a local unit of the Ku Klux Klan.
kotahitanga (Maori) unity or solidarity.
kremlinologist one who studies kremlinology.
kremlinology the study of the policies and practices of the former Soviet government.
laborism support for workers' rights.
laborist a supporter of laborism.
labourism support for workers' rights.
leftie someone who is politically left-wing.
leftish somewhat to the left.
leftism adherence to leftwing political doctrines.
leftist one tending to the left in politics.
leftwing favoring leftism.
lefty someone who is politically leftwing.
legation the sending of an official envoy.
legationary relating to a legation.
liberationism the cause of social freedom and equality for sections of society believed to be underprivileged or discriminated against.
libertarian one who believes in the maximum amount of freedom.
libertarianism belief in the maximum amount of freedom.
liblab a person supporting a coalition of liberal and labour groups.
lobbyer one who lobbies.
lobbyism engagement in lobbying.
lobbyist a person who lobbies.
logroll to engage in logrolling, the exchanging of political favors.
logroller one who engages in logrolling.
loyalism being a loyalist.
lumpen (Ger.) relating to people cut off from the social and economic class to which they would normally belong (noun) someone belonging to the underclass
lumpenly (Adv.) LUMPEN, relating to a dispossessed and/or degraded section of a social class.
machtpolitik (Ger.) power politics.
mainstreeting electioneering in the main streets of a town.
majoritaire (Fr.) a member of a majority section of a political party, esp a socialist one.
manifesto a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer (verb) to issue a manifesto
maquis (Fr.) a guerrilla resistance force.
maquisard a member of the maquis, a guerrilla resistance force.
marxisant (Fr.) of Marxist sympathies.
masculinist an advocate of men's rights.
masculist an advocate of the rights of men.
maximalist a revolutionary, a Bolshevik.
mayoral like a mayor.
mediatise to cause to act through an agent or to hold a subordinate position.
mediatize to cause to act through an agent or to hold a subordinate position.
medicaid in the US, a scheme for providing those with low income with assistance with medical expenses.
medicare in the US, a scheme providing medical care for those aged over 65.
metapolitics the politics of politics, a method of analysing political ideologies from the viewpoint of other political ideologies.
minoritaire (Fr.) a member of a minority section of a political party, esp a socialist one.
morcha (Hindi) a hostile demonstration against the government.
mossbacked conservative of opinion.
municipalism concern for the interests of one's municipality; belief in municipal control.
municipalist a believer in municipalism.
muscadin (Fr.) a Parisian fop or dandy; a middle-class moderate in the French Revolution.
mutualism a belief in the mutual dependence of society and the individual.
mutualist an advocate of mutualism, a belief in the mutual dependence of society and the individual.
mutualistic relating to mutualism.
nation a politically organized people who share a territory, customs, and history.
national belonging to a nation (noun) a citizen of a nation
nationalist an advocate of or believer in nationalism.
nationality membership of, or the fact or state of belonging to, a particular nation.
nationalize to put an industry under state control.
nationally (Adv.) NATIONAL.
navalism the cult of naval supremacy or seapower.
navarchy rulership over the seas.
nazification the act of making Nazi.
nazify to make Nazi.
negrophilism sympathy for the plight of black people.
neocon a supporter of conservative politics.
neoconservatism the state of being a neoconservative, a former liberal espousing political conservatism.
neoconservative a former liberal espousing political conservatism.
neoliberal a liberal who de-emphasizes traditional liberal values in order to make progress by more pragmatic means.
neoliberalism the state of being a neoliberal, a liberal who de-emphasizes traditional liberal values in order to make progress by more pragmatic means.
nihilism the belief that the destruction of existing political and/or social institutions is necessary for future improvement.
nihilist an adherent of nihilism.
nihilistic relating to nihilism.
nimbyism adherence to the doctrine of 'not in my back-yard'.
nomenklatura (Russian) officeholders and managers in a communist regime.
nonelection something that is not an election.
nonfederated not federated.
nonjuring not swearing allegiance; applied to the party in Great Britain that would not swear allegiance to William and Mary, or their successors.
nonjuror one of those adherents of James II who refused to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary, or to their successors, after the revolution of 1688; a Jacobite.
nonpolitical not political.
nonpolitically (Adv.) NONPOLITICAL, not political.
nonruling not ruling.
nonsocialist one who is not a socialist.
nonunionism opposition to trade unionism.
nonunionist a supporter of nonunionism.
nonvoter one who is not a voter.
omov one man one vote.
ostracise to exclude from a group by common consent.
ostracize to exclude from a group by common consent.
outpoll to poll more votes than.
outvoter a voter not resident in the constituency.
overvote to outvote; to outnumber in votes given.
pacificism opposition to war or violence.
pacificist one who adheres to the beliefs and principles of pacifists.
panhandle a strip of territory stretching out from the main body like a handle on a pan; (verb) to beg from someone esp on the street.
papaprelatist (Scott) a supporter of popish prelates.
parliamenting acting as a member of parliament; debating.
particularist an upholder of particularism.
partitionist an advocate of political partition.
partyism devotion to party.
paternalism a system or tendency in which well-meaning supervision and/or regulation, etc is apt to become unwelcome interference.
paternalist a believer in paternalism.
paternalistic relating to paternalism.
peerage the rank of a nobleman.
pensioneer as in pensioneer trustee. No -S.
peoplehood the state of constituting a people.
pequiste (Fr.) in Canada, a supporter of the Parti Quebecois.
perestroika (Russian) the period of reconstruction in Russia under Mikhail Gorbachev.
phalansterist a support of the Fourier system of land control.
phallocrat one who assumes the naturality of male dominance.
phallocratic of or like a phallocrat, one who assumes the naturality of male dominance.
pinko a person who is something of a socialist but hardly a red.
plebiscitary relating to a plebiscite.
plebiscite a direct vote of the whole nation or of the people of a district on a special point.
plutologist a student of plutology, political economy.
plutology political economy; the study of wealth.
plutonomist a student of plutonomy, political economy.
plutonomy economics.
pogey in Canada, any form of government relief.
pogrom (Russian) a violent, anti-Semitic attack on a Jewish village or area; (verb) to massacre.
pogromist one who engages in pogroms.
pol a politician.
politburo (Russian) the policy-making committee in communist states.
political related to politics.
politicalise to make political.
politicalize to make political.
politically (Adv.) POLITICAL, related to politics.
politicise to give a political tone or character to.
politicize to give a political tone or character to.
politick to engage in politics.
politicker one who engages in politics.
politics the art or science of government.
polity political organisation.
pollee one who is polled.
polycentrism the existence of many centers of Communist ideological thought.
pontine of or pertaining to an extensive marshy district between Rome and Naples.
populism the political principles and practices of populists.
populist someone who believes in the right and ability of the common people to play a major part in governing themselves.
possibilism the policy of confining efforts to what is immediately possible or practicable.
possibilist an adherent of possibilism.
postfeminism a movement that regards the main principles of feminism as either achieved or misguided and seeks a new programme.
postfeminist a supporter of postfeminism.
potwaller a man entitled to the franchise before 1832 by virtue of possessing his own fireplace.
pourparler (Fr.) a discussion prior to negotiation.
preatomic before the harnessing of atomic energy.
precoup preceding a coup.
preelection taking place before an election.
preferentialism favouring a preferential tariff.
preferentialist a supporter of preferentialism.
preprimary an election occurring before the primary elections.
prerevisionist preceding revisionism.
presummit preceding a (political) summit; (noun) a meeting held prior to a summit.
privatise to transfer from ownership by the state into private ownership; to denationalize.
privatize to transfer from ownership by the state into private ownership; to denationalize.
procapitalist supporting capitalism.
prochoice in favour of women's right to abortion.
profascist supporting fascism.
progressionism sympathy with or advocacy of progress; belief that social or other evolution is towards higher or better things.
progressism sympathy with or advocacy of progress.
progressist one who believes in progressism.
progressive showing progress (noun) one who favours progress or reform
progressively (Adv.) PROGRESSIVE, showing progress.
progressivism the principles, beliefs, or practices of progressives.
progressivist an upholder of progressivism.
progun in favour of the public owning firearms.
projectisation the direction of aid to developing countries towards a specific project, without regard to wider issues or needs.
projectization the direction of aid to developing countries towards a specific project, without regard to wider issues or needs.
prolabor favouring organized labor.
proletarianism belief in the proletariat.
proletariat the laboring class.
proletariate the poorest labouring class; the wage-earning class, esp those without capital.
proreform in favour of reform.
prorogate to end a session (of Parliament); to postpone (a meeting).
prorogation the act of prorogating, postponing a meeting.
prorogue to end a session (of Parliament); to postpone (a meeting).
protocol the original copy of any writing, as of a deed, treaty, dispatch, or other instrument; (verb) to draw up a protocol.
protocolic of or like protocol.
protocolise to make a protocol of.
protocolize to make a protocol of.
prounion supporting the Union.
psephism (Hist.) a decree of the Athenian assembly (from their voting with pebbles).
psephoanalysis the sociological and statistical study of election results and trends.
psephology the study of political elections.
putsch (Ger.) a secretly plotted and suddenly executed attempt to overthrow a government.
putschist one who engages in a putsch.
racialism a doctrine of racial superiority.
racialistic relating to racialism.
racism a doctrine of racial superiority.
radicalise to make or become radical.
radicalism the state of being radical.
radicalistic related to radicalism, the state of being radical.
radicalize to make or become radical.
raj in India, sovereignty.
ranterism the practice or tenets of the Ranters.
rapprochement (Fr.) a resumption of or improvement in relations between countries or persons.
ratepayer one who pays rates or taxes.
ratten to compel obedience to a trade union by damaging or depriving of machinery, tools, etc.
rattener one who rattens, compels obedience to a trade union by damaging or depriving of machinery, tools, etc.
reactionarism the state of being reactionary.
reactionary resisitng change; (noun) a person who tends to oppose political change or who attempts to revert to past political conditions.
reactionism the state of being a reactionist.
realpolitik (Ger.) politics guided by practical considerations, instead of principles or ethics.
realpolitiker (Ger.) one who practises realpolitik, politics based on practical, rather than moral or ideological, considerations.
redbait to denounce as Communist.
redbaiter one who redbaits.
redistrict to divide into new districts.
reelect to elect again.
referendum (Lat.) the process or principle of referring an important political question to the nation as a whole.
reformism any doctrine or movement advocating gradual social and political change within a democratic framework rather than revolutionary change.
refugeeism the state of being a refugee.
regionalism consciousness of and loyalty to a distinct region with a homogeneous population.
regionalist a supporter of regionalism.
regionalistic relating to regionalism.
regionalize to divide into regions or administrative districts.
remanet (Lat.) a postponed case or parliamentary bill.
renvoy sending back by a government of an alien to his or her own country.
repudiationist a person who favours repudiation of public debt.
restrictionism a policy or philosophy favoring restriction, as of trade or immigration.
restrictionist a supporter of restrictionism.
retentionist a person who advocates the retaining of a policy, etc, esp that of capital punishment.
retrocede to cede back (a territory).
retrocession a ceding back, as of territory.
returnik someone going home after their country's political change.
reunionism a policy of reunification.
reunionistic relating to reunionism, a policy of reunification.
revanche (Fr.) revenge, esp a usually political policy designed to recover lost territory or status.
revanchism policy of aggressively seeking recovery of lost territory.
revisionism a movement in revolutionary Marxian socialism favoring an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary spirit.
revisionist a supporter of revisionism.
revolutioner (Hist.) a supporter of a revolution, esp that of 1688.
revolutionism belief in revolution.
revote to vote again.
rightism adherence to the political right, conservatism.
rightist one who adheres to the political right.
risorgimento (Ital.) a time of renewal or renaissance; specifically, the 19th century movement for Italian political unity.
royalism the principles or conduct of royalists.
royalist a supporter of the king.
sanctioneer a person who advocates (esp political) sanctions.
sansculotte (Fr.) an extreme radical republican in France at the time of the Revolution; a radical or violent extremist in politics.
sansculotterie (Fr.) the sansculottes as a social group.
sansculottic of or like a sansculotte.
sansculottish like a sansculotte, an extreme radical republican in France.
sansculottism the politics of the sansculotte.
satyagraha (Sanskrit) the policy of passive resistance inaugurated by Mohandas Gandhi in 1919 as a method of gaining political and social reforms
satyagrahi an exponent of satyagraha, passive resistance, esp as a form of political protest.
schism a division into opposing parties.
secessionism support for secession.
secessionist one who joins in a secession or maintains that secession is a right.
sectarianism being a sectarian.
sectionalism an exaggerated devotion to the interests of a region.
sectionalist an adherent of sectionalism.
selectorate as in selectorate theory, a political term.
sena (Hindi) in India, an army, esp used of paramilitary organisations representing various castes.
separationism a belief in, movement for, or state of separation.
separationist a believer in separationism.
separatism a belief in, movement for, or state of separation.
separatist one that favors separatism.
separatistic relating to separatism, a belief in, movement for, or state of separation.
servilism system of slavery or serfdom.
signatory having signed a treaty, etc; (noun) a person who has signed a treaty etc..
sinarchism the fascist movement in Mexico, prominent around the time of the Second World War.
sinarchist a member of the fascist movement in Mexico, prominent around the time of the Second World War.
sinarquism the fascist movement in Mexico, prominent around the time of the Second World War.
sinarquist a member of the fascist movement in Mexico, prominent around the time of the Second World War.
slaveholding the keeping of slaves.
socialism the theory, principle, or scheme of social organization which places the means of production of wealth and the distribution of that wealth in the hands of the community.
socialist an adherent of socialism.
socialistic related to socialism.
socialistically (Adv.) SOCIALISTIC, related to socialism.
sociometric relating to sociometry.
sociometry the study of sociological relationships and attitudes, esp as expressed by preferences.
softshell moderate in policy or principle; (noun) a moderate.
sovereigntist in Canada, a supporter of sovereignty association.
sovietise to transform to the soviet model.
sovietize to transform to the soviet model.
sovietological relating to Sovietology, the study of Soviet affairs.
sovietologist an expert on Soviet affairs.
speciesism prejudice in favour of one's own species.
spinmeister a spin doctor.
splittism advocating the withdrawal of a group from a large centralized body.
splittist one advocating the withdrawal of a group from a large centralized body.
squadrone (Ital.) as in squadrone volante, an early 18c Scottish political party opposed to the Argathelians.
stagflation persistent inflation combined with stagnant consumer demand and relatively high unemployment.
stagflationary relating to stagflation.
standpatter (US) one who refuses to accept or consider political change.
standpattism the practice of refusing to consider change in one's beliefs and opinions, esp in politics.
statecraft the art of conducting state affairs.
stateless without a state.
statolatry the act or practice of idolizing the state.
subcaste a subdivision of a caste.
subproletariat the social class below the proletariat.
suffragette (Hist.) a member of a movement demanding votes for women.
suffragettism belief in the aims of the suffragette.
suffragism voting rights.
summit the highest point; (verb) to participate in a heads of government conference.
superpower a great power.
superpowered having a superpower.
superrace a race that dominates, or thinks it has the right to dominate, other inferior races.
supremacism belief in the supremacy of one particular group of people.
swarajism the policy of Indian political independence.
swingism the ideas of Captain Swing, a fictitious character in whose name rick-burners sent threatening letters.
syndicalism the doctrine of direct worker control of capital.
syndicalist a believer in syndicalism.
synoecise to unite in one community or city-state.
synoecize to unite in one community or city-state.
targetitis a obsession with achieving targets.
territorialism a social system in which the landowning class is dominant, organized on a territorial basis.
territorialist a supporter of territorialism.
terrorism an organized system of violence and intimidation, esp for political ends.
tokenism eg employing one coloured person to give an impression that precepts of racial equality are being observed.
treague (Spenser) a truce.
treaty a formal agreement between two or more nations.
tribalism the state of existing in tribes; loyalty to one's tribe.
tribalist a believer in tribalism.
tribalistic like a tribalist.
tribeless without a tribe.
tricoteuse (Fr.) in the French Revolution, a woman who attended executions and knitted.
truce a suspension of hostilities by mutual agreement; (verb) to suspend hostilities by mutual agreement.
trucial bound by a truce.
tuath (Irish) a tribe, people.
tyrannis (Greek) a regime illegally set up.
tyrant a ruler who uses power arbitrarily and oppressively; (verb, obs.) to act the tyrant, tyrannize.
uhuru (Swahili) freedom.
ultimatum (Lat.) final terms; a last offer or demand.
ultra (Lat.) a person who holds extreme opinions, esp in religion or politics.
ultraism the principles of those who advocate extreme measures, as radical reform, and the like.
ultraist one who pushes a principle or measure to extremes.
ultraistic relating to ultraism, the principles of those who advocate extreme measures, as radical reform, and the like.
ultraleft belonging to the very far left in politics.
ultramontane beyond (i.e. south of) the Alps; supporting the supremacy of the Pope; (noun) one who supports the supremacy of the Pope.
ultraright in politics, the far right.
ultrarightism adherence to extreme rightwing policies.
ultrarightist an extreme conservative.
ultraromantic extremely romantic.
ultraroyalist an extreme royalist.
ultrasensitive extremely sensitive.
ultraserious extremely serious.
ultraviolent extremely violent.
underclass the lowest social stratum usually made up of disadvantaged minority groups.
unelected not elected.
unilateralism the state of being unilateral.
unilateralist a supporter of unilateralism.
unionism the principle or policy of union; combination into one body as a system of social or political organization.
unionist one who believes in political union.
unionistic relating to unionism.
unpolitical not political.
unreconstructed not reconciled to some political, economic, or social change.
uraeus (Lat.) an Egyptian symbol of kingship, a rearing cobra was worn on the king's forehead or crown.
usurper one who usurps.
utopia any real or imaginary state or place believed to be ideal.
utopian of or pertaining to Utopia; (noun) one who believes in Utopia.
utopianise to make Utopian.
utopianiser one who utopianises.
utopianism the ideas, views, aims, etc., of a Utopian.
utopianize to make Utopian.
utopianizer one who utopianizes.
utopiast one who believes in utopia.
utopism belief in utopia.
utopist one who believes in utopism, the establishment of a utopia.
utopistic of or like a utopist, a believer in Utopia.
vanguardism the condition of being or practice of positioning oneself as or within the vanguard of a movement, esp political.
vanguardist a practitioner of vanguardism.
verkramp (Afrikaans) in S. Africa, narrow-minded and illiberal esp towards black and coloured people.
verkrampte (Afrikaans) in S. Africa, narrow-minded and illiberal esp towards black and coloured people; (noun) one who is verkrampte.
verlig (Afrikaans) politically liberal.
verligte (Afrikaans) in S. Africa, liberal, politically enlightened; (noun) a liberal.
voluntaryism the principle or practice of reliance on voluntary action, not coercion.
voluntaryist a believer in voluntaryism.
votable that can be voted.
vote a formal expression of will or opinion; (verb) to cast a vote.
voteable that can be voted.
voteless having no vote.
voter one who votes.
wallposter in China, a bulletin or political message painted in large characters on walls.
welfarism the social policies characteristic of a welfare state.
welfarist an adherent of the social policies characteristic of a welfare state.
welfaristic relating to welfarism.
whiteboyism the principles of the Whiteboys, an association of Irish peasants.
womanism feminism among black women.
womanist a supporter of womanism, feminism among black women.
woolsack the seat of the Lord Chancellor in the House of Lords, being a large square sack of wool covered with scarlet.
workerist one who supports worker's rights.
workfare an unemployment benefit scheme.
xenium a gift made to a guest or ambassador; any compulsory gift.
yay an exclamation of joy, approbation, encouragement etc; (noun) an affirmative vote.
yea yes; (noun) an affirmative vote.