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cultural diffusion the process by witch people adopt the practice 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
prevailling westerlies the constant flow of air from the east to the temperate zones of the earth
euro the common currency used by member nation of the European union
compulsory required
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
moor broad, treeless rolling land
bog Wet muddy ground too soft to support a heavy body
glen A narrow valley
peat A brown, soil-like material characteristic of boggy, acid ground, consisting of partly decomposed vegetable matter. It is widely cut and dried for use in gardening and as fuel
cultural relating to the ideas, customs, and social behavior of a society
blight a plant disease
fjord A long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, as in Norway and Iceland, typically formed by submergence of a glaciated valley
geothermal energy energy produced from the heat of the earth's interior
mixed econmy systems combining different degrees of government regulation
dialect variations of a language hat are unique to a region or community
imressionism leader in a style of painting
nationalize brought under state control, some businesses considered vital to national interests
recession an extended decline in business activity
confederation loose political union
reparation money for war damages
inflation sharply rising prices, ruined the value of Germany's currency
lignite a soft brown coal
dike embankments of earths rock to hold back water
polder land reclaimed from the sea
decentralize transfer power to smaller regions
canton states
neutral not taking sides
perishable good does not stay fresh for long
strip mining the mining of ore or coal from an open mine
navigable deep and wide enough to allow the passage of ships
dry framing a farming technique that leaves land unplanned every few years in order to gather moisture
sirocco a hot fry wind form the northern africa
hub a central pint of concentrated activity and influence
seismic activity earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
subsidence a geological phenomenon in which the ground in an area sinks
graben a long narrow area that has dropped between two faults
inhabitable able to support permanent residents
tsunmai a huge wave caused primarily by a disturbance beneath the ocean such as an earthquake or a volcanic eruption
Created by: nickunderwood