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World Georgraphy

Ch. 34,28,29 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Aborigine an original inhabitant; one of original inhabitants of Australia
Lagoon a shallow body of water separated from the sea by coral reefs or sandbags
Cyclone a violent, rotating windstorm
Outback remote, sparsely settled, arid, rural country, especially the central and western plains and plateaus
Artesian Well a well that is drilled deep enough to tap a layer of porous material filled with ground water
Atoll
Geyser a natural hot spring that shoots a column of water and stream into the air
Trust Territory a dependent colony or territory supervised by another country by commission of the united nations
Crevasse a deep crack in glacial 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 icebergs with other ice formed in super chilled ocean waters
convergence Zone an area of service storms where the frigid waters circulating around antarctica meet the warmer waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans
Krill small, shrimp like creatures; food for whales and fish
Sultanate A state ruled by a sultan.
Non Aligned Nation
Subcontinent A large landmass forming a distinct part of a continent.
Alluvial Plain A broad expanse of land along riverbanks, consisting of rich and fertile soil
Monsoon a seasonal prevailing wind in the region bring large climate.
Nationalism Pride in ones nation
Nonviolent Resistance The policy of opposing the enemy
Boycott To refuse to purchase or use a product or service as a disappointment.
Partition A division into separate parts.
Hydroelectric Power Electricity that is powered by moving water.
Irrigate The watering of farm land with water drawn from reservoirs or rivers.
Embankment Dam A wall of rock and soil to hold back the water.
Buffer State A country that separates two hostile countries.
Malnutrition Diseased caused by lack of food and unbalanced diet.
Deforestation The process of stripping the land of its trees.
Created by: Dance1999