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chapter 17

vocablary

TermDefinition
alluvial plain an area built up by rich fertile soil left by a river
oasis a fertile area that rises in a desert wherever water is regularly available
wadi a dry riverbed that fills up with water when rare rains fall in the desert
semiarid having lower temperatures and cooler nights than hot, dry deserts
vary to show difference between things
polytheism the belief in more than one god
millennium 1,000 years
monotheism the belief in one god
covenant an agreement with God
prophet messenger of God
expand to spread out to grow larger
collapse a sudden failure, breakdown, or ruin
hydropolitics the politics surrounding water access and usage rights
fossil water water that fell as rain thousands of years ago and is now tapped deep below the ground
widespread commonly occurring
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