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Chapter 7&8 vocab

Vocabulary for 7 & 8

megalopolis a very large city, a region madeup of several cities and their surrounding areas
mangrove a tropical tree that grows in swampy ground along coastal areas
bayou a marshy inlet or outlet of a lake or river
fall line imagenary line between the appalacjian mountains and the atlantic coastal plain where rivers and streams form waterfalls and rapids as they descend from higher elevations to the coastal basin
Sunbelt the southern and southwestern states of the U.S. from th carolinias, characterized by a warm climate
humus organic material that result 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 equipped with machinery for loading, cleaning, storing, and discharging grain
grain exchange a place where grain is bought and sold as a comodity
tundra dry treeless plain that sprouts grasses and mosses only in summer, when the top layer thickens
aquededuct large pipes that carry water over a long distance
province a territory governed as a political division of a country
lock enclosed section of canal in which a shp may be raised or lowered by raising or lowering the level of the water in that section
maritime bording on or near the sea
bedrock the solid rock underlying the earths surface
seperatism movement to win political, religious, or ethnic independence from another
secede to withdraw formally from membership in a political or religious orginization
customs fees charged by a government on imported goods
tariff a tax imposed by a government on imported goods
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement, which phased out trade barriers among the united states, canada, mexico
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