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chapter 14-17

World Geo.

cultural diffusion the process by which people adopt the practices of their neighbors.
renaissance the revival of art, literature, and learning that took place in Europe during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries.
industrial revolution the shift from human power to machine power.
summit the highest point of a mountain or similar elevation.
prevailing westerlies the constant flow of air from the west to east in temperate zones of the earth.
euro the common currency used
fertile able to produce abundantly
ore a rocky material containing a valuable mineral
tertiary economic activity an economic activity in which people do not directly gather or process raw materials but pursue activities that serve others service industry.
moor broad, treeless, rolling land, often poorly drain and having patches of marsh and peat bog
glen a narrow valley
peat spongy material containing waterlogged and decaying mosses and plants, sometimes dried and used as fuel
cultural divergence the restriction of a cultural from the outside
blight a plant disease
fjord a narrow valley or inlet from the sea originally carved out by an advancing glacier and filled by melting glacier ice.
geothermal energy energy produced from the earth's intense interior heat.
mixed economy a system combining different degrees of government regulation
dialect a variation of a spoken language that is unique to a region or community.
impressionism a style of art where painters try to catch visual impressions made by color, light, and shadows.
nationalize pride in one's nation; the desire of culture group to rule themselves as a separate nation.
recession an extended
confederation a system of government in which individual political units keep their sovereignty but give give limited power to a central government.
inflation a sharp, rise in widespread rise in prices.
lignite a soft, brownish-black coal.
dike an embankment of earth and rock built to hold back water.
canton a political division or state; one of the states in Switzerland.
perishable goods
strip mining
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