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N & S Europe vocab

glaciation the process of becoming covered by glaciers
fjord a narrow, U-shaped coastal valley with steep sides formed by the action of glaciers
tundra a flat, treeless plain with permanently frozen ground
scrubland land that is dry and hot in the summer and cool and wet in the winter
trawler a large fishing boat
city-state an independent political unit that includes a city and the surrounding area
longship a ship with oars and a sail used by the Vikings
pagan someone who believes in more than one god or someone who has little or no religious belief
Renaissance the period in Europe that began in Italy in the 1300s and lasted into the 1600s, during which art and learning flourished
homogenous made up of many things that are the same
dialect a regional variety of a language with unique features, such as vocabulary, grammar, or pronunciation
welfare capitalism a system in which the government is the main provider of support for the sick, the needy, and the retired
recession a time when many businesses close and people lose their jobs
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