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Wow Words Set 5

wow words set 5

TermDefinition
Oceania The lands of the central and south Pacific Ocean, including New Zealand
Arid dry or desert like
Temperate Climate characterized by mild temperatures
Outback term for the sparsely populated interior of the Australian continent
Province/Territory a political division similar to states
Constitutional Monarchy a system of government in which a country is ruled by a king or queen whose power is limited by a Constitution
Premier prime minister or other head of government
Governor-General the interests of the British monarch are represented by this person who is chose based on the recommendation of the Australia/Canadian Prime Minister
Recession a period of economic decline due to lagging trade and/or reduced industrial activity
Deregulation reduction of government oversight and/or influence in a given sector of the economy.
Nomadic traveling from place to place in search of food, water, etc
Aborigines term for the indigenous peoples of the Australian continent
Indigenous term referring to the native peoples or species of a given place
boomerang a curved flat piece of wood that can be thrown so as to return to the thrower, traditionally used by Australian Aborigines as a hunting weapon
Assimilate to bring into conformity with customs, attitudes, etc. of a group, nation, or the like; adapt or adjust
Penal colony settlement used to exile prisoners and separate them from the general population by placing them in a remote location, often an island or distant colonial territory
smallpox infectious disease, transmitted via European migration, which decimated the Aboriginal populations of Australia and the Americas
James Cook English captain who claimed Australia for the British Empire in 1770
Deforestation the destruction of a forested area, typically as a result of human activities
clear-cutting cutting down and completely removing all trees in a given area
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