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Brazil vocabulary


tributary a small river that flows into a large river
basin an area of land that is drained by a river and its tributaries
rain forest a dense 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 Tropics of cancer and the Tropics of Capricorn that has generally warm temperatures because it receives the direct rays of the sun for much of the years
temperate zone a region with a climate that is neither too hot nor too cold
area a geographic location
occur to happen or take place
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
comprise to make up
extract to remove or take up
emancipate to make free
compulsory mandatory;enforced
diverse composed of many distinct and different paths
unique unusual
hinterland an inland area that is remote from the urban areas of a country
metropolitan area an area that includes a city and its surrounding suburbs
central city the densely populated center of a metropolitan area
favela an overcrowded city slum in Brazil
Created by: 22jvelasco
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