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Chapter 7 Vocab


Megalopolis Very large city; a region made up of several large cities and their surrounding areas, considered to be a single urban complex.
Mangrove Tropical tree that grows in swampy ground along coastal areas.
Bayou Marshy inlet or outlet of a lake or a river
Fall Line Imaginary line between the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic coastal plain, where rivers and streams form waterfalls and rapids as they descend from higher elevations to the coastal plains.
Sunbelt The southern and southwestern states of the United States, from the Carolinas to southern California, characterized by a warm climate and, recently, rapid population growth.
Humus Organic material that results when plants and animals that live in the soil die and decay.
Growing Season In farming, the average number of days between the last frost of spring and the first frost of fall.
Grain Elevator A tall building equip with machinery for loading, storing, and discharging grain.
Grain Exchange Place where grain is bought and sold as a commodity.
Tundra Dry, treeless plain where temperatures are always cool and cold and only specialized plants can grow.
Aqueduct Large pipe or channel designed to transport water from a remote source over a long distance.
Province A territory governed as a political division of a country.
Lock An enclosed section of a canal, in which a ship may be raised or lowered by raising or lowering the level of the water in that section.
Maritime bordering on or near the sea; related to navigating or shipping.
Bedrock The solid rock underlining the earth's surface.
Separatism A movement to win political, religious, and ethnic independence from another group.
Secede To withdraw formally from membership in political or religious organization.
Customs Fees charged by a government on imported goods.
Tariff A tax imposed by a government on imported goods.
NAFTA North America Free Trade Agreement, which phased out trade barriers among the United States, Canada, Mexico.
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