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VOCABULARY

TermDefinition
Megalopolis A very large city; a region made up of several large cities and their surrounding areas, considered to be a single urban complex
Humus The organic material that results when plants and animals that live in the soil die and decay.
Growing Season In farming, the average number of days between the last front of spring and the first frost of fall.
Grain Elevator A tall building equipped with machinery for loading, cleaning, storing, and discharging grain.
Grain Exchange A place where grain is brought and sold as a commodity.
Tundra A dry, treeless plain where temperatures are always cool or cold and only specialized plants can grow.
Aqueduct A large pipe or channel designed to transport water from a remote source over a long distance.
Province A territory governed as a political division of a country
Lock An enclosed section of a canal, in which a ship may be raised or lowered by raising or lowering the level of the water in that section.
Maritrime Bordering on or near the sea; relating to navigation or shipping.
Bedrock The solid rock underlying the earths surface.
Separatism A movement to win political, religious, or ethnic independence from another group.
Secede To withdraw formally from membership in a political or religious organization.
Customs Fees charged by a government on imported goods.
Tariff A tax imposed by a government on imported goods.
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement, which phased out trade barriers among the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Created by: casandra kelley