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TermDefinition
cultural diffusion procces by which people adopt the practice of their neighbor
industrial revolution shift from human power to mechan power
renaissance revail of art literature and learming that took place to europe during the fourteenth fifteenth, and sixthteenths
summits highest point if a mountian
euro common currency used by member nations of the European
compulsory required
fertile `` able to produce abundantly
ore rocky material containing valuable mineral
tertiary economic activity enonomic activity in which people do not directly gather or process raw material but pursue ativities that serve others aervious industrys
moor broad treeless rolling land often poorly drained and having patches or marsh and peat bog
bog area of a wet, spongy ground
glen a narrow valley
peat spongy material contaning waterlogged and decaying mosses and plants, sometimes dried and used fuel
cultural divergence process by which people adopt the practice of their neighbors
blight plant decease
fjord narrow valley or inlet from the sea originally carved out by an advancing glacier and filled by melting ice
geothermal energy energy produced from he earth's intence interior heat
mixed economy system combining different degrees of government regulation
navigable deep and wide enough to allow the passage of ships
dry farming a farming technique that leaves land unplanted every few years in order to gather moisture
sirocco hot dry wind from northern Africa
hub a central point of concentrated activity and influence
seismic activity earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
subsidence geologic phenomenon in which the ground in the area sinks
Renaissance revival of art literature and learning that took place in Europe during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth century
graben a long narrow area that has dropped between two fults
inhabitable able to support permanent resident
tsunami huge wave caused primarily by a disturbance beneath the ocean, such as the earthquake or a volcanic eruption
dike an embankment of earth and rock built to hold back water
polder area of low-lying land that has been reclaimed from the sea
decentralize to transfer government power to smaller regions
confederation system of government in which individual political units keep their sovereignty but give limited power to a central government
reparation money paid for war damage
inflation a sharp widespread rise in prices
lignite a soft brownish-black coal
dialect a variation of a spoken language that is unique to region or community
impressionism a style of art where the painters try to catch visual impression made by color, shadows, and light
nationalize to bring a business under state control
recession extended decline in business activity
canton a political division or state one of the states in Switzerland
neutral not taking sides in war
perishable good product that does not stay fresh for long
strip mining process whereby miners strip away surface of the earth to lay bare in the mineral deposits
Created by: pie1998