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Explorer Vocabulary

Vocabulary Set

adobe A clay deposited by rivers,used in the production of bricks.
colony A country or area under the control of another country ; a group of people living there.
conquistadors Spanish conquerors of the Americas in the sixteenth century.
expedition A trip made for a specific purpose , especially to explore.
merchants People who buy and sell goods for profit.
migrate Move from one location to another.
missionary A person who shares their religious faith with others , usually in other countries.
pueblos American Indian apartment-like dwellings usually several stories high.
strait A narrow water way connecting two larger bodies of water.
voyage A long journey by air , land , or sea.
Western Hemisphere The part of the world that includes the continents of North and South America.
alliances Associations of groups who agree to cooperate for common goals.
archaeologists Scientists who study ancient people and cultures.
captive A person held against his or her will ; a prisoner.
deserted Left without permission.
foraged Searched for food.
hostile Very unfriendly.
outpost A settlement on a frontier or in a a faraway place.
remote Far from civilization.
seminary A school for the training of priests.
trading post A store in remote location where traders barter , or trade , for supplies.
trinkets Small items of little value.
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