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E9 PCHS Lesson 5 Earth Sciences

E9 Lesson 5 Earth Sciences PCHS
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atmospheric
having to do wit the mass of air that surrounds the earth.
bleak
barren;desolate
countless
unlimited;infinite
dismal
dreary;gloomy
equinox
one of two times each year when day and night are of equal length
expanse
a wide and open area
fragment
a broken or disconnected part
gravity
the force of attraction toward the center of a celestial body
hazy
misty;foggy
humid
moist;damp
illumination
a lighting up
luminescent
capable of emitting light
luminous
bright;giving off light
meteorology
science dealing with weather and weather fore casting
phenomenon
an unusual or significant occurrence
refraction
bending or deflecting of a ray of light
solstice
time of year when the sun is farthest from the equator
sultry
hot and moist;sweltering
turbulence
violent motion or agitation
crescent
chacterized by a curved, semi-circular shape