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a group of closely scattered islands.
ring-shaped island formed by coral buildup on the rim of an underwater volcano.
area of barren land with roughly eroded ridges and peaks.
point of land projecting into a body of water.
shallow pool of water at the center of an atoll.
underground hollow often having an opening in the side of a hill or cliff.
in deserts and on beaches, windblown sands that have formed hills.
vast treeless plains with permafrost and small, low plants.
long, steep-sided glacial valley now filled by seawater.
flat land mass higher than the surrounding land, with at least one steep side.
hill that rises abruptly from surrounding area with sloping sides and a flat top.
flat-topped, elevated landform.
an inland grassland area.
natural hot spring that emits a column of water and steam into the air.
narrow piece of land that connects two large landmasses and separates two bodies of water.
deep, narrow valley with high steep walls.
triangular section of land built up at a river's mouth.
large body of ice that moves across the earth's surface.
densely overgrown land with tropical vegetation.
large continuous body of salt water.
body of salt water surrounded almost entirely by land.
long, wide body of water connecting larger bodies of water, larger than a channel.
dry areas of land, desolate, waterless, and without vegetation.
an area of a sea or ocean partially enclosed by land, larger than a bay.
piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
lowland region saturated by water.
body of water partially enclosed by land with a wide outlet to the ocean.
part of land that rises noticeably above the rest of the land.
body of water completely surrounded by land.
flat or gently rolling lands.
sandy, pebbly or rocky shore of a body of water.
deeper part of a river or harbor.
large chunks of ice that break off of glaciers.
an area of low-lying, wet land.
lowland between mountain ranges or hills, often having a river or stream running along the bottom.
high, steep or overhanging rock face.
dense growth of trees and other plants covering a large area.
a piece of land surrounded by water.
mountains formed when lava rises through the earth's crust.
an artificial waterway used for irrigation or travel.
one of the seven large landmasses on earth.
land that rises above surrounding land with steep slopes and a peak or summit.
a stream of water of considerable volume.
steep descent of water from a height.
small river or stream that flows into a large river or stream.
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