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Ch. 34, 28, 29

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Aborigine An original inhabitant.
Lagoon A shallow body of water separated from the sea.
Cyclone A violent, rotating windstorm.
Outback Remote sparsely settled, arid, rural country.
Artesian Well A well that that is drilled deep enough to tap layers filled with groundwater.
Atoll Around a lagoon or shallow water.
Geyser A natural hot spring that shoots water and steam into the air.
Trust Territory A dependent colony or territory supervised by another country.
Crevasse A deep crack in glacier ice.
Ice Shelf A massive extension of glacial ice over the sea, often protruding hundreds of miles.
Pack Ice Floating sea ice formed by a mix of ice bergs with other ice formed in super-chilled ocean waters.
Convergence Zone An area of severe storms where the rigid waters circulating around Antarctica.
Krill Small shrimplike creatures.
Sultanate state ruled by sultan
Non-Aligned a nation that adopted neutrality during cold war
Subcontinent large landmass forming a distinct part of a continent
Alluvial Plain
Monsoon seasonal shift in prevailing winds
Nationalism pride in ones nation
Nonviolent Resistance the policy of opposing an enemy `
Boycott withdraw from commercial or social relations
Partition the action or state of dividing or being divided into parts.
Reincarnation the rebirth of a soul in a new body.
Caste System class structure that is determined by birth.
Charpoy consisting of a web of rope or tape netting.
Sari garment consisting of a length of cotton or silk elaborately draped around the body
Purdah the practice among women in certain Muslim and Hindu societies of living in a separate room or behind a curtain
Joint Family System arrangement prevalent among Hindus of the Indian subcontinent, consisting of many generations living under the same roof
Cottage Industry a business or manufacturing activity carried on in a person's home.
Hydroelectric Power Hydroelectricity is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower
Irrigate supply water to land or crops to help growth
Embankment Dam is a massive artificial water barrier
Buffer State a small neutral country, situated between two larger hostile count
Malnutrition
Deforestation process whereby natural forests are cleared through logging
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