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Brazil Vocab.

Brazil Vocabulary

Area a geographic location
Occur to happen or take place
Tributary a small river that flows into a larger one,or into a lake
Basin an area of land that is drained by a river and it´s tributaries
Rain Forest a dense stand of trees and other vegetation that receives a great deal of precipitation each year
Canopy the umbrella-like covering formed by the tops of trees in a rain forest
Plateau a flat area that rises above the surrounding land
Escarpment a steep cliff at the edge of a plateau with a lowland area below
Pampas the treeless grassland of Argentina and Uruguay
Tropics an area between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn that has generally warm temperatures because it receives the direct rays of sun for much of the year
Temperate Zone a region with a climate that is neither too hot nor too cold
Comprise to make up
Extract to remove or take out
Indigenous people who are believed to be the first people to settle an area
Slash-and-Burn Agriculture a method of farming that involves cutting down trees and underbrush and burning the area to create a field for crops
Emancipate to make free
Compulsory mandatory;enforce
Diverse composed of many distinct and different parts
Unique unusual
Hinterland an island area that is remote from the urban areas
Metropolitan Area an area that includes a city and it´s surrounding suburbs
Central City the densely populated center of a metropolitan area
Favela an overcrowded city slum in Brazil
Created by: 22jgomez



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