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vocabulary 30-32

TermDefinition
Intensive Farming farming that requires a great deal of labor
Terrace in farming a flat narrow ledge of land usually constructed in hilly areas to increase the amount of arable land
Bullet Train a train which travels at speed greater than 160 miles per hour
seismograph an instrument that measures and records details of earthquakes, such as force and duration.
typhoon a tropical storm in the region of the Indian or western Pacific oceans.
homogeneous of the same kind
militarism the belief or desire of a government or people that a country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests.
downsize dismiss from work; "three secretaries were downsized during the financial crisis
tariff a tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports.
quota limited or fixed number or amount of people or things, in particular.
demilitarized zone a zone from which military forces or operations or installations are prohibited
proliferation rapid increase in numbers.
sphere of influence a person's or groups that is politically and economically dominated by though not directly governed by another country
abdicate to surrender ones office throne or authority
warlord a local leader with a military following
light industry the production of small consumer goods such as clothing and appliances
martial law the law administered during a period of strict military control
double cropping in farming growing more then one crop a year on the same land
theocrat someone who claims to rule by religious or divine authority
autonomous region a political unit with limited self government
ideogram in written language a character or symbol that represents an idea or thing
atheism the belief that god does not exist
acupuncture the ancient Chinese practice of inserting fine needles at specific body points to cure disease or to ease pain
barbarian a person without manners or civilized customs
paddy irrigated or flooded land on which rice is grown
indigenous in written language a character or symbol that represents an idea or thing
insurgent a person who revels against his or her government
doi moi the economic change begun by Vietnam in 1986
heterogeneity a lack of similarity
Created by: nickunderwood