EOC Vocabulary List- 2

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Agrarian

relating to land, land tenure

Alliances

a formal agreement or treaty between two or more to cooperate for specific purposes.

Biosphere

the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist

Climograph

a plot of the temperature and precipitation in a particular region

Colonizers

to establish a colony or colonies in; live after things that come in and area to eat after an eruption

Commercial

of the kind or quality used in commerce

Conservation

the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources

Constitutional

sanctioned by or consistent with or operating under a constitution

Convergence

the occurrence of two or more things coming together

Cottage Industry

Manufacturing based in homes rather than in a factory, commonly found before the Industrial Revolution.

Cultivation

(agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops

Dictatorship

a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

Diffusion

the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another

Diversity

the condition or result of being changed

Domestic

of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation

Drought

a long period without rain, a long period of dry weather

Economic

of or relating to the economy

Emission Reduction

cutting down on the amount of harmful substances being released into the atmosphere

Globalization

The trend toward increased cultural and economic connectedness between people, businesses, and organizations throughout the world.

Humanitarian

someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms

Incentives

rewards or other stimuli that motivate us to act

Industrial

engaged in or connected with business, trade, or manufactured goods/ urbanized

Infrastructure

the basic support systems needed to keep an economy going, including power, communications, transportation, water, sanitation, and education systems

latitude/longitude

an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator and measure the distance north or south.(Longitude)an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles

Location

The position of anything on Earth's surface.

Matriarch

The female head of a tribe or family

Merchants

a person whose business is buying and selling goods

Monarchy

an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority ( Single ruler, as a king)

Monopolies

Corporations that gain complete control of the production of a single good or service.

Monsoon

A seasonal wind that blows across South Asia bringing dry weather in the winter and heavy rains in the summer

Nomadic

wandering, moving about from place to place

Oceanic

relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean

Opposition

something that goes against

Outsourcing

removes work from one company and sends it to another company that can complete it at a lower cost

Polytheistic

worshipping or believing in more than one god
(poly= many theistic=god)

Precipitation

the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)

Preservation

the activity of protecting something from loss or danger

Regime

the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

Republic

a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

Routes

paths between one place and another

Subduction

a geological process in which one edge of a crustal plate is forced sideways and downward into the mantle below another plate

Tariffs

taxes on imports or exports

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