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Social Vocab

axis imaginary line that passes through the center of the earth
atmosphere layer of oxygen and other gasses that surrounds the earth
erosion process by which weathered bits of are moved else where by water, wind, or ice
ground water water that filters through the soil into the ground
acid rain chemicals from air pollution that combine with precipitation
greenhouse effect buildup of certain gasses in the earth's atmosphere that, like a greenhouse, retain the sun's warmth
refugee person who flees to another country to escape persecution or disaster
rain shadow effect of mountains that blocks rain from reaching interior regions
culture way of life of a group of people who share similar beliefs and customs
ethnic group people with common language, history, religion, and some physical traits
democracy form of limited government in which power rests with the people, all citizens share in running the government
free trade removal of trade restrictions so that goods flow freely among countries
population density average number of people living in a square mile or square kilometer
developing country country that has limited industry, where agriculture remains important, incomes are generally low
current steadily flowing stream of water in the ocean
Created by: davidispro



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