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cultural diffushion the process by which people adopt the practices of their neighbors
industrial revolution the shift of human power to machine power
renaissance the revival of art literature, and learning that took place in europe durin the fourteenth, fitteenth, and sixteenth centuries
summit the highest point of a mountain or similar elevation
prevailing westerlies the constant flow air from west to east in the temperate zones
euro the common currency used by member nations of the european union
compulsory required
fertile able to produce abundantly
ore a rocky material containing a valuable mineral
tertiary economic activity
moor broad, treeless, rolling land, often poorly drained and having patches of marsh and peat bog
bog area of wet, spongy ground
glen a narrow valley
cultural divergance the restriction of a culture from outside influences
blight a plant disease
fjord a narrow valley or inlet from the sea, originally caved out by a an advancing glacier and filled by melting glacial ice
geothermal energy energy produced from the earths 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 wher painters try to catch visual impression made color, light, and shadow
nationlize to bring a 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 damages
inflation a sharp, widespread rise in 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 good a product that does not stay fresh for long
strip mining the process whereby miners strip away the surface of the earth to lay bare the mineral deposits
navigable deep and wide enough to allow the passage of ships
dry farming a farming technique that leaves land unplanted every few years in order to gather moisture
sirocco a hot, dry wind from northern africa
hub a central point of concentrated activity and influence
seismic activity earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
subsidence a geological phenomenon in which the ground in an sinkls
graben a long, narrow area that has dropped between two faults
inhabitable able to support permanent residents
tsunami a huge wave caused primarily by a disturbance beneath the ocean, such as an earthquake or a volcanic eruption
Created by: austinbetteridge