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World Geography

Chapter 30,31,32,33 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Intensive Farming Farming that requires a great deal of labor
Terrance in farming a narrow ledge of flat land usually constructed in hilly areas
Bullet Train A high-speed Train
Seismograph An instrument that measures movement in the earths crust.
Typhoon A destructive tropical storm that forms over the pacific ocean
homogeneous Having a similar nature: Uniform in structure or quality.
Militarism The glorification of the military and a readiness for war.
Downsize To fire an employe in order to reduce cost
Tariff A tax imposed by a government on imported goods.
Quota A fixed quantity
Demilitarized Zone A strip of land on which troops or weapons are not allowed
Proliferation An increase in the number of something
Sphere of Influence A local leader with a leader with a military
abdicate To surrender ones office, throne, or athority
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 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 regiouls or divine authority.
Autonomous region A political unit with limited self-government
ideogram in written language, a character or syllable that represents a 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.
Buffer A protective zone between two countries.
Provisional Government A temporary government pending permanent arrangements.
exodus A mass migration from a region.
Barbarian A person without manners or civilized customs.
Paddy immigrated or flooded land in which rice is grown
Indigenous Native to or living naturally in an area or environment.
Insurgent A person who rebels against his or her government
Doi Moi The economic change begun by vietnam in 1986.
Heterogeneity A lack of similarity.
Created by: Dance1999