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Ch. 7&8 Vocabulary

Ch. 7&8 Vocab

megalopolis A very large city, a region made up of several large cities and their surrounding areas, considered to be a single urban complex.
mangrove a tropical tree that grows in swampy ground along coastal areas.
bayou A marshy inlet or outlet of a lake or a river
fall line imaginary line between the Appalachian mountains and he Atlantic coastal plain, where rivers and streams form waterfalls and rapids as they descend from higher elevations to the coastal plain.
sunbelt The southern and southwestern states of the United States, from the Carolina to southern California, characterized by a warm climate and, recently, rapid population growth
humus The 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 equipped with machinery for loading, cleaning, storing, and discharging grain
grain exchange a place where grain is brought and sold as a commodity
tundra a region where temperatures are always cool or cold specialized plants can grow
aqueduct a large pipe or channel designed to transport water from a remote source over long distances.
province A territory governed as a political division of a country
maritime Bordering on or near the sea; relating to navigation or shipping
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
bedrock the solid rock underlying the earths surface
separatism a movement to win political, religious, or ethnic independence from another group
secede To withdraw formally from membership in a political or religious organization
customs fees charged by a government on imported goods
tariff a tax imposed on a government on imported goods
NAFTA North America Free Trade Agreement, which phased out trade barriers among the united states, Canada, and Mexico.
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