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Mesoamerica Vocab

TermDefinition
Vital absolutely necessary or important; essential.
Adapt make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify.
Glacier a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles.
Mesoamerica Mesoamerica is a region and cultural area in the Americas, extending approximately from central Mexico to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica,
Southamerica A continent of the southern Western Hemisphere southeast of North America between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It extends from the Caribbean Sea southward to Cape Horn. Related Forms: South American.
Olmec a member of a prehistoric people inhabiting the coast of Veracruz and western Tabasco on the Gulf of Mexico ( circa 1200–400 BC), who established what was probably the first Meso-American civilization.
Maya the supernatural power wielded by gods and demons to produce illusions.
Inca a South American hummingbird having mainly blackish or bronze-colored plumage with one or two white breast patches.
Aztec a member of the American Indian people dominant in Mexico before the Spanish conquest of the 16th century. the extinct language of the Aztecs, a Uto-Aztecan language from which modern Nahuatl is descended.
Caribou a large North American reindeer.
TEOTIHUACAN Teotihuacan was one of the most remarkable cities of the ancient world. Today it's located 48km/30mi NE of Mexico City, and considered to be one of the world's great archaeological sites. In its day, it was massive, densely populated, and well organized.
TENOCHTITLAN Tenochtitlán was an Aztec city that flourished between A.D. 1325 and 1521. Built on an island on Lake Texcoco, it had a system of canals and causeways that supplied the hundreds of thousands of people who lived there.
HONDURAS Republic in Central America, bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, Nicaragua to the east and south, El Salvador and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Guatemala to the west. Its capital and largest city is Tegucigalpa.
YUCATAN PENINSULA n a peninsula in Central America extending into the Gulf of Mexico between the Bay of Campeche and the Caribbean Sea. Synonyms: Yucatan Example of: peninsula. a large mass of land projecting into a body of water.
MONOPOLY the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service.
CONTINENT any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America).
TRADE ROUTE A trade route is a logistical network identified as a series of pathways and stoppages used for the commercial transport of cargo.
TRADING EMPIRE a group of nations or peoples ruled over by an emperor, empress, or other powerful sovereign or government
ECONOMY the wealth and resources of a country or region, especially in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services.
Social of or relating to society or its organization.
POLITICAL of or relating to the government or the public affairs of a country. "a period of political and economic stability"
Environment the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates.
PACHACUTI Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui or Pachacutec (in hispanicized spellings) or Pachakutiq Inka Yupanki (Quechua) was the ninth Sapa Inca (1438–1471/1472) of the Kingdom of Cusco which he transformed into the Inca Empire (Tawantinsuyu).
Empire an extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority, formerly especially an emperor or empress.
GOVERNMENT the governing body of a nation, state, or community.
peten Petén is a department of the nation of Guatemala. It is geographically the northernmost department of Guatemala, as well as the largest in size — at 33,600 km2 (12,960 sq mi) it accounts for about one third of Guatemala's area. The capital is Flores.
ASTRONOMER an expert in or student of astronomy.
ARCHEOLOGIST the scientific study of material remains (as fossil relics, artifacts, and monuments) of past human life and activities. 2 : remains of the culture of a people : antiquities.
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