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contiguous
joined together inside a common boundary
megalopolis
neighboring cities and suburbs that blend into one huge urban area
coral reef
structure formed by the skeleton of small sea animals
free enterprise system
economic sestem in which individuals have the right to run business and make a profit with limited government interference
service industry
businesses that provide services to people instead of producing goods
navigable
body of water that is wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass
fossil fuel
coal, oil, natural gases
acid rain
rain containing high amounts of chemical pollutants
landfill
areas where trash companies dump the waste they collect
recycling
reusing materials instead of throwing them out
free trade
trade that flows freely among countries without trade barriers
colony
overseas settlement tied to a parent country
representative democracy
government in which voters choose leaders who make and enforce laws
federal republic
power is divided between national and state governments, with a president who leads the nation
secede
to withdraw from the national government
immigrant
person who moves into a new counrty to live
rural
countryside
urban
city
suburb
smaller community surrounding a larger city