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ch. 30-33 vocab

Ch. 30-33 vocabulary

intensive farming Farming that requires a great deal of labor
terrace In farming, a flat, narrow ledge of land, usually constructed in hilly areas to increase the amount of arable land
bullet train A high-speed train
seismograph An instrument that measures and records movement in the earth's crust
typhoon A destructive tropical storm that forms over the Pacific Ocean
homogeneous Having a similar nature; uniform in structure or quality
militarism The glorification of the military and a readiness for war
tariff A tax imposed by a government on imported goods
downsize To fire an employee in order to reduce costs
quota A fixed quantity
demilitarized zone A strip of land on which troops or weapons are not allowed
proliferation An increase in the number of something
sphere of influence An area or country that is politically and economically dominated by, though not directly governed by, another country
abdicate To surrender one's office, throne, or authority
warlord A local leader with military following
light industry The production of small consumer goods such as clothing and appliances
martial law The law administered during a period of strict military control
double cropping In farming, growing more than one crop a year on the same land
theocrat Someone who claims to rule by religious or divine authority
autonomous region A political unit with limited self-government
ideogram In written language, a character or symbol that represents an idea or thing
atheism The belief that God does not exist
acupuncture The ancient Chinese practice of inserting fine needles at specific body points to cure disease or ease pain
buffer A protective zone between two countries
provisional government A temporary government pending permanent arrangements
exodus A mass migration from a region
barbarian A person without manners or civilized customs
paddy Irrigated or flooded land on which rice is grown
indigenous Native to or living naturally in an area or environment
insurgent A person who rebels against his or her government
doi moi The economic change begun by Vietnam in 1986
heterogeneity A lack of similarity
Created by: daviddunham