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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.
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
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 member of the group of Quechuan peoples of highland Peru who established an empire from northern Ecuador to central Chile before the Spanish conquest.
AZTEC a member of the American Indian people dominant in Mexico before the Spanish conquest of the 16th century
CARIBOU a large North American reindeer.
TEOTIHUACAN Teotihuacan was one of the most remarkable cities of the ancient world.
TENOCHTITLAN Mexico City —name used when it was capital of the Aztec Empire.
HONDURAS a republic in NE Central America. 43,277 sq. mi. (112,087 sq. km). Capital: Tegucigalpa.
YUCATAN PENINSULA The Yucatán Peninsula (Spanish: Península de Yucatán), in southeastern Mexico, separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, with the northern coastline on the Yucatán Channel.
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