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Ch.15 Russia


Define To describe the nature or extent of something.
Upland The high land away from the coast of a country.
Lichen A plant-like organism that consist of algae and fungus.
Tundra A flat, treeless plain with permanently frozen ground.
Taiga A large coniferous forest.
Permafrost The permanently frozen, lower layers of soil found in the tundra and subarctic climate zones.
Insignificant Unimportant
Czar The title given to an emperor of Russia's past.
Serf A farm laborer who could be bought and sold along with the land.
Genocide The mass murder from a particular ethnic group.
Collectivization A system in which small farms were combined into huge, state-run enterprises with work done by mechanized techniques in the hopes of making farming more efficient and reducing the need for farmworkers.
Decline A gradual deterioration into a weakened condition.
Inflation A sharp increase in the price of goods, sometimes caused by a shortage of goods.
Oligarch A member of a small ruling group that holds great power,
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