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Chapter 14-17 Vocab

Chapter 18-20

TermDefinition
Cultural Diffusion peoples adopt the practices of there neighbors
Renaissance meaning rebirth
industrial revolution began in England and spread to the rest of Western Europe during the 1800's
Summit Highest point
Prevailing westerlies constant flow of air on the West coasts of Scotland and Ireland
Euro Single European Currency
Compulsory required
Fertile Producing or capable of producing abundant vegetation or crops
Ore rocky material containing a valuable mineral.
tertiary economic activity service industries, such as finance, insurance, and tourism
moor broad treeless rolling plains
bog ares of wet, spongy ground
glen is a narrow valley
Peat spongy material containing waterlogged mosses and plants
cultural divergence deliberate efforts to keep the cultures seperate
blight plant disese
fjord flooded glacial valleys
geothermal energy energy produced from the heat of the earths interior
mixed economy system combining different degrees of government regulation
Navigable deep and wide enough to allow ships to pass
Dry farming methods that leave land un planted every few years.
Hub A central point of concentrated activity
Seismic activity Has many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
Subsidence geological phenomenon in which the ground in an area sinks
Renaissance Period of art and learning
Grabens areas of land that have dropped down between faults
Inhabitable Able to support permanent residents
tsunamis giant sea waves
Siroccos hot, dry winds from northern africa
Dialect Variations of language
Impressionism style of painting
nationalized brought under state control
recession extended decline in business activity
confederation loose political union
reperations money for war damages
inflamation sharply rising prices
lignite soft brown coal
dikes embankment of earth and rock
polder land reclaimed from the sea
decentralize transfer power to smaller regions
canton states
neutral does not take sides
perishable good does not stay fresh for long
strip mining strip away the surface of the earth to lay bare mineral deposits.
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