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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.
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.
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.
caribou a large North American reindeer.
TEOTIHUACAN Teotihuacan was one of the most remarkable cities of the ancient world.
TENOCHTITLAN The ancient capital of the Aztec empire
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