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GEOGRAPHY

LIST OF ACADEMIC VOCABULARY

TermDefinition
Mountain An elevated area that is higher than the surrounding land.
River Rivers are bodies of moving fresh water.
Mountain range A group of mountains.
Relief The combination of landscape features in an area of land.
Peninsula An area of land surrounded by water on all sides except one.
Watershed When river basins formed by several rivers flow into the same sea or ocean.
River basin The territory a river runs through and the tributaries that flow into it form a river basin
Plateau A flat area of high land.
Cape An area of land that extends into the sea.
Gulf A large area of sea that extends into the land.
Peak The highest part of a mountain.
Delta When a river accumulates a great amount of sediment as it flows in its mouth.
Estuary When the sidements do not accumulate and the mouth of the river becomes larger.
Island An area of land surrounded by water.
Valley An area of low land between mountains.
Hill A low natural elevation of land.
Isthmus An area of land that connects a peninsula to the coast.
Tributary Is a river that flows into a larger river.
Flood To cover a dry area with water.
Water divide The imaginary line that separates two watersheds.
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