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PHY Spanish Geo.

Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
A vertical (or near vertical) rock face. (noun) CLIFF
The shoreline or oceanfront. (noun) COAST
Coastal water body where ocean tides and river water merge. (noun) ESTUARY
A series of adjoining mountains, often in a line. (noun) MOUNTAIN RANGE
The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or mountain (noun) PEAK
A tree of the genus Quercus, bearing acorns and having lobed leaves. (noun) OAK TREE
Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Populus. (noun) POPLAR TREE
A shrub that originates from Europe ans Asia Minor and produces fragrant mint used in cooking and perfumes. (noun) ROSEMARY
The height measured from sea level up to any given point. (noun) ALTITUDE
A largely level expanse of land at a high elevation; tableland. (noun) PLATEAU
An area of water that drains into a river. (noun) RIVER BASIN
A group of islands. (noun) ARCHIPELAGO
Movement of atmospheric air usually caused by convection or differences in air pressure. (noun) WIND
The amount of water vapour in the air. (noun) HUMIDITY
The amount of rain that falls on a single occasion. (noun) RAINFALL
Any geological feature such as a mountain or valley. (noun) LANDFORM
The gas phase component of a liquid or solid. (noun) VAPOUR
Any of a group of some twenty thousand species of vascular plants classified in the Division Pteridophyta (formerly known by some as Filicophyta) that lacks seeds and reproduces by shedding spores to initiate an alternation of generations. (noun) FERN
Any of various small green plants of the division Bryophyta (formerly class Musci). (noun) MOSS
Any or all of the forms of water particles, whether liquid or solid, that fall from the atmosphere. (noun) PRECIPITATION
A warm, pungent aromatic plant that is much used to give a relish to seasoning and soups. (noun) THYME
Any succulent plant with a thick fleshy stem bearing spines but no leaves, including euphorbs. (noun) CACTI
Common name for a tree of the genus Arecaceae usually characterised by having a single stem or trunk, directly from which sprout several leaves or fronds giving a shape like an outstretched hand. (noun) PALM TREE
Any of various shrubs or small trees, of the genus Ilex, either evergreen or deciduous, used as decoration especially at Christmas. (noun) HOLLY
Having many mountains. (adjective) MONTAINUOUS
Large in scope. (adjective) WIDE / BROAD
Having a small width; not wide; slim; slender; having opposite edges or sides that are close, especially by comparison to length or depth. (adjective) NARROW
Having much distance from one terminating point on an object or an area to another terminating point . (adjective) LONG
Being elevated in position or status, a state of being above many things. (adjective) HIGH
Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks. (adjective) ROCKY
Covered with sand. (adjective) SANDY
Not crooked or bent; having a constant direction throughout its length. (adjective) STRAIGHT
Changed or affected by the heat of a volcano. (adjective) VOLCANIC
Created by: McRugan