Chap. 8 Vocab

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Vocabulary from the "HA The Ancient World"

reunification

the act of coming or bringing together again

monument

a structure erected to commemorate persons or events

pyramid

a massive memorial with a square base and four triangular sides

pharaoh

the title of the ancient Egyptian kings

emphasize

to give special attention to something, to stress

construct

Make; build; put together items or arguments

stunning

extremely beautiful or impressive

flourish

(v.) to grow, thrive, be prosperous; to wave in the air; (n.) a dramatic gesture; a fanfare of horns

topography

the features of an area, such as its rivers, mountains, and roads

vegetation

all the plant life in a particular region

papyrus

paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat

settlement

small community of people living in a new place

infer

To draw a conclusion from evidence

diverse

having different or distinct parts, having various kinds

abundant

Very plentiful; more than enough, having a large amount

collaborate

to work with another toward a goal

communicate

transmit thoughts or feelings, to make known or share knowledge

predict

to say what will happen in the future

hypothesis

an explanation for facts that can be tested by further investigation

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