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ch 14-17 vocab


summit the highest point of a mountain or similar elvevation
prevailing westerlies the constant flow of air from west to east in the temperate zones of the earth
euro the common currency used by member nations of the European union
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 century
industrial revolution the shift from human power to machine power
compulsory required
fertile able to produce abundently
ore a rocky material containing a valuable maatrial
tertiary economic activity an economic activity in which people do not directly gather or process raw materials but pursue activities that serve other service industy
moor broad treeless rolling land often poorly drained and having patches of marsh and peat bog
bog an area of wet spongy ground
glen a narrow valey
peat spongy material containing waterlogged and decaying mosses and plants sometimes dried and used as fuel
cultural divergence the restriction of a culture from outside influences
fjord a narrow valley or inlet from the sea originally carved out by an Advancing glacier and filled by glacier ice
geothermal energy energy produced from the earths intense interior heat
mixed economy a system combining different degrees of government regulation
blight a plant disease
Dialect a variation of a spoken language that is unique to a region or community
impressionism a style of art were painter try to capture visual impressions made by color light and shadows
nationalize to bring business under state control
recession an extended decline in business activity
confederation a system of government in which individual political units keep their sovereignty but give limited power to a central government
reparation money paid for war damage
inflation a sharp wide spread of prices
lignite a soft brownish black coal
dike an embankment of earth and rock built to hold back water
polder an area of low lying land that has been reclaimed from the sea
decentralize to transfer government power to smaller regions
canton a political division or state one of the states in Switzerland
neutral not taking sides in a war
perishable goods a product that does not stay fresh for long
strip mining the process by witch miners strip away the surface of the earth to lay bear the mineral deposites
Created by: Gabe Hopkins