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WG 14

Chapter 34, 28, 29

Aborigine An original inhabitant; one of the original inhabitants in Australia
Lagoon A shallow body of water separated from the sea by coral reefs and sand bars
Cyclone A violent, rotating windstorm
Outback Remote, sparsely settled, arid, rural country, especially in central and western plains and plateaus of Australia
Artesian Well A well that is drilled deep enough to tap a layer of porous material filled with ground water
Atoll Ring shaped reefs
Geyser A natural hot spring that shoots a column of water and steam into the air
Trust Territory A dependent colony or territory supervised by another country by commission of the Unites Nations
Crevasse A deep crack in glacial ice
Ice shelf A massive extension of glacial ice over the sea, often producing hundreds of miles
Pack ice Floating sea ice formed by a mix of icebergs with other ice formed in super chilled ocean waters
Convergence zone An area of severe thunderstorms where frigid waters circulating around Antarctica meet the warmer waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans
Krill Small, shrimp-like creatures; food for whales and fish
Sultanate A state ruled by sultan
Nonaligned Nation A nation that adopted neutrality during the Cold War
Monsoon A seasonal shift in the prevailing winds that influences large climate regions
Nationalism Pride in one's nation; the desire of a cultural group to rule themselves as a separate nation
Nonviolent Resistance The policy of opposing an enemy or oppressor by any means other than violence
Boycott To refuse to purchase or use a product or service as an expression of disapproval
Partition A division into separate parts
Reincarnation The belief that the soul of a human being or animals goes through a series of births, deaths, and rebirths
Purdah The practice among Hindu and Muslim women of covering that face with a veil when outside the home
Caste System A local hierarchy in which a person possesses a distinct rank on society that is determined by birth
Joint Family System In India, the custom of housing all members of an extended family together
Charpoy A wooden bed frame with knotted string in place of a mattress
Cottage Industry A small-scale manufacturing operation using little technology, often located in or near people's homes
Sari A brightly colored cloth, worn by many Indian women, that is draped over the body like a long dress
Hydroelectric Power Electricity that is generated by moving water
Irrigate The watering of farmland with water drawn from reservoirs or rivers
Embankment Dam A wall of soil and rock to hold back water
Buffer State A country that separates two hostile countries
Malnutrition Disease caused by lack of food or an unbalanced diet
Deforestation The process of striping the land of it's trees
Subcontinent A large landmass forming a distinct part of the continent
Alluvial Plain A broad expanse of land along riverbanks, consisting of rich, fertile soil left by floods
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