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Latin America vocab

vocabulary words for Latin America

civilization the way of life of a group of people.
coral the stony deposit that is composed of skeletons of various polyps (small sea creatures).
dance to shake your butt!!!!
dictator a ruler who has complete power over a country.
diversify to add variety, expand.
El Nino a warm ocean current that flows along the western coast of South America, this current influences global weather patterns.
elevation the height above sea level.
fiesta a festival or a celebration.
gobble to eat like a pig!!!!
gulf a part of an ocean or sea extending into the land.
humid damp, hot, moist.
irrigation supplying dry land with water.
isthmus a narrow strip of land that connects 2 areas of land.
landlocked enclosed or nearly enclosed by land.
pampas flat grassland regions in the southern part of South America.
republic a government having a chief of who is not a monarch and who is usually a president.
shout to scream loudly like an animal!!!!
stink to smell like garbage!!!!
tributary a river or stream that flows into a larger river.
plateau a large flat area of land that rises above the surrounding land.
Created by: leblanc samuel