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Mesoamerican vocab

TermDefinition
VITAL the body's important internal organs, especially the gut or the genitalia
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 is a region and cultural area in the Americas, extending approximately from central Mexico to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica,
SOUTHAMERICA a continent in the S part of the Western Hemisphere.
OLMEC a member of the ancient people who belonged to the Olmec civilization.
MAYA he power, as of a god, to produce illusions.
INCA a ruler or member of the royal family in the Incan empire.
AZTEC a member of a Nahuatl-speaking state in central Mexico that was conquered by Cortés in 1521.
CARIBOU ny 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 Gulf of, an arm of the Caribbean Sea, bordered by Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.
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 is a logistical network identified as a series of pathways and stoppages used for the commercial transport of cargo
TRADE 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, other goods, or for cash.
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