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Mesoamerica Vocab

TermDefinition
Glaciers a slowly moving mass or rivers of ice forming by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles
Vital absolutely necessary or important essential
Adapt to adjust to new contitions
Mesoamerica Middle of the Americans Southern Mexico Central American and parts of South America where pre-colmb
SOUTHAMERICA A continent of the southern Western Hemisphere southeast of North America between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It extends from the Caribbean Sea ...
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 the ruins of an ancient Mesoamerican city in central Mexico, near Mexico City, that flourished a.d. c200–c750 and is the site of the pyramids of the Sun and Moon ...
TENOCHTITLAN . Mexico City —name used when it was capital of the Aztec Empire.
HONDURAS a republic in NE Central America. 43277 sq. mi. (112087 sq. km).
YUCATAN PENINSULA in southeastern Mexico, separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, with the northern coastline on the Yucatán Channel.
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 one of the sea-lanes ordinarily used by merchant ships. 2 : a route followed by traders (as in caravans)
TRADING EMPIRE a store established in an unsettled or thinly settled region by a trader or trading company to obtain furs and local products in exchange for supplies, clothing, ...
ECONOMY the wealth and resources of a country or region, especially in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services. synonyms: wealth, (financial) resources; More
SOCIAL of or relating to society or its organization.
POLITICAL of or relating to the government or the public affairs of a country.
ENVIRONMENT the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates.
PACHACUTI Inca Yupanqui (or Pachacutec) was the ninth Sapa Inca (1438 - 1471/1472) of the Kingdom of Cusco, which he transformed into the empire Tawantinsuyu. In Quechua, Pachakutiq means "He who remakes the world."
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. "an agency of the federal government"
PETEN Peten synonyms, Peten pronunciation, Peten translation, English dictionary definition of Peten. n. 1. See Petard.
ASTRONOMER n 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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