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Vocabulary Chapter 2

Section 1, 2, 3, 4

Section 1
Petrochemical substance made from petroleum or natural gas
Alluvial soil soil that has been deposited from river (running) water
Section 2
Butte a flat - topped hill, smaller than a mesa
Agribusiness large-scale commercial farming
Section 3
Drought dry period in which little, if any, precipitation falls, often causing extensive damage to crops
Erosion the wearing away of the earth's surface by the movement of water, wind, ice, and gravity
Section 4
Basin a sunken area in plateau found between mountain ranges
"Maquiladoras" factories in Mexico that assemble parts made in United States
Created by: bekah0515