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Explorers Vocab

Vocab for the explorer test

TermDefinition
Cartography The making of maps (American History)
Circumnavigate To sail around the world (American Republic)
Conquistador Spanish soldier-explorers, mainly those who conquered Mexico and Peru (History Alive)
Expedition A journey undertaken by a group of people with a definite objective (Dictionary)
Isthmus A thin piece of land connecting two larger bodies of land over water (Dictionary)
Mutiny To seize control of a ship from the captain and officers (American History)
Mutiny To seize control of a ship from the captain and officers (American History)
Navigator A person that pilots ships (American History)
Navigator A person that pilots ships (American History)
Northwest Passage The water route to Asia through North America sought by Europeans (American History)
Scurvy A disease caused by a lack of Vitamin C, characterized by spongy and bleeding gums, bleeding under the skin, and extreme weakness. (Dictionary)
Scurvy A disease caused by a lack of Vitamin C, characterized by spongy and bleeding gums, bleeding under the skin, and extreme weakness. (Dictionary)
Silk Road An ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean. (Dictionary)
Silk Road An ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean. (Dictionary)
Created by: kjairam075