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vocabulary

TermDefinition
intensive farming farming that requires a great deal of labor
terraces in farming a flat narrow ledge of land , usually constructed in hilly areas to increase the amount of arable land
bullet train a high-speed train
seismograph an instrument that measures and records movement in the earth's 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
tariff a tax imposed by a government on imported goods
downsize to fire an employee in order to reduce costs,
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 influenece an area or country that is politically and economically dominated b , though not directly governed by, another country
abdicate or give up his throne
warlord regional leaders with their own armies
light industry the production of small consumer goods such as clothing and appliances
martial law and ordered demonstrators to leave the square
double cropping growing more then one crop a year on the same land
theocrat is someone who claims to rule by religious or divine authority
autonomous region a political unit eith limited self-government
ideogram pictures or character representing a thing or an idea
atheism denies the existence of god
acupuncture is the practice of inserting needles at specific points on the body to cure diseases or to ease pain
buffer or protective zone
provisional government a temporary government pending permanent arrangements
exodus or mass departure
Created by: michaelburgess