English Words of Greek Origin

Below are 25 Greek words with their English definitions. Can you name some English words that derive from these Greek origins?
Given English's extensive reliance on Greek, there are a great many words that derive from these Greek roots. If your initial guesses aren't registering, try more words.
Some of the Greek words below will have varying English definitions based on their cases (nominative, genitive, dative, accusative or vocative).
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Greek word & definition
English word(s)
δήμος (dēmos), meaning 'people'
democracy, demography
ζῷον (zōon), meaning 'living creature'
zoo, zoology, zodiac
ψυχή (psychē), meaning 'soul'
psychology, psychiatry
φῶς (phōs), meaning 'light'
photograph, phosphorus
δύναμις (dynamis), meaning 'power'
dynamite, dynasty
γράμμα (gramma), meaning 'writing'
grammar, monogram
βίβλος (biblos), meaning 'book'
Bible, bibliography
χρόνος (chronos), meaning 'time'
chronic, chronology
πῦρ (pyr), meaning 'fire'
pyrotechnic, pyromania
σοφία (sophia), meaning 'wisdom'
philosophy, sophisticated
ὑπό (hypo), meaning 'by' or 'under'
hypocrite, hypodermic
γράφω (graphō), meaning 'to write'
graph, graphic, photograph
ἐπί (epi), meaning 'on'
epidermis, epitaph
ὕδωρ (hydōr), meaning 'water'
hydration, hydraulic
θέρμη (thermē), meaning 'heat'
thermal, thermometer
γῆ (), meaning 'earth/world'
geography, geology
φύσις (physis), meaning 'nature'
physical, physics
σύν (syn), meaning 'with'
synthesis, synonym
κρυπτός (kruptós), meaning 'hidden'
cryptic, cryptocurrency
ἔθνος (ethnos), meaning 'race/nation'
ethnic, ethnicity
κύκλῳ (kyklō), meaning 'circle/wheel'
cycle, bicycle
αὐτός (autos), meaning 'self'
autograph, automatic
δέκα (deka), meaning 'ten'
decade, decathalon
πνεῦμα (pneuma), meaning 'breath'
pneumatic, pneumonia
κόσμος (kosmos), meaning 'world/universe'
cosmic, cosmos
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Level 37
Jul 26, 2018
Why didn't you accept cryptic?
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Level 89
Jul 27, 2018
Thank you for your comment. I'm not sure why it didn't work for you, but 'cryptic' is a valid answer.