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Mesoamerica Vocab

TermDefinition
VITAL having remarkable energy, liveliness, or force of personality: a vital leader.
ADAPT to adjust oneself to different conditions, environment
GLACIER an extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating over the years and moving very slowly, either descending from high mountains, as in valley glaciers, or moving outward from centers of accumulation, as in continental glaciers.
MESOAMERICA the area extending approximately from central Mexico to Honduras and Nicaragua in which diverse pre-Columbian civilizations flourished.
SOUTHAMERICA South America is a continent located in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.
OLMEC a member of the ancient people who belonged to the Olmec civilization
MAYA the power, as of a god, to produce illusions.
INCA a member of any of the dominant groups of South American Indian peoples who established an empire in Peru prior to the Spanish conquest.
AZTEC a member of a Nahuatl-speaking state in central Mexico that was conquered by Cortés in 1521.
CARIBOU any of several large, North American deer of the genus Rangifer, related to the reindeer of the Old World.
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 and of many temples, palaces, and dwellings.
TENOCHTITLAN the capital of the Aztec empire: founded in 1325; destroyed by the Spaniards in 1521; now the site of Mexico City.
HONDURAS a republic in NE Central America. 43,277 sq. mi. (112,087 sq. km). Capital: Tegucigalpa.
YUCATAN PENINSULA
MONOPOLY exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market, or a control that makes possible the manipulation of prices.
CONTINENT one of the main landmasses of the globe, usually reckoned as seven in number (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica).
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