20 terms

Vocab 29 & 30

STUDY
PLAY
archipelago
A large group of islands, or a sea containing a large number of islands
chasm
A deep divide or rift
latitude
A. The distance north or south of the equator, measured in degrees B. Freedom from limits or rules
longitude
The distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degrees
meridian
Th lines on maps or globes that pass through the North and South Poles
panorama
A broad view spanning a large area
peninsula
A piece of land that projects into a body of water
precipice
A steep cliff or overhang
terrestrial
Of the earth or land
topography
The physical features of a region, including mountains, plains, and rivers
alloy
A metal formed by combining one metal with another metal or element
buoyancy
A. The ability to rise or float B. The ability to recover quickly from bad events; resiliency
celestial
Heavenly; related to the heavens or the sky
coagulate
To clot; to change from a liquid to a solid
combustible
A. Able to catch fire easily B. Emotionally excitable
conflagration
Immense and destructive fire
dissection
The cutting apart for analysis
distill
To purify a liquid by turning it into steam, then cooling it into liquid again
meteorology
The science dealing with the weather and atmospheric conditions
saturate
To soak, flood, or fill thoroughly