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Northeast Region

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bank
ground beside a river
basin
a hollow in the ground that holds the water of a lake
channel
a path through which a river flows
groundwater
water that lies in the rocks below the soil
habitat
the natural home of an animal or plant
lake
a large body of water surrounded by land
waterfall
a stream of water falling from a height
bog
soft, water-soaked ground
cape
a part of the coastline that sticks out into the sea
capital
the city where a government is located
Capitol
the building in Washington, D.C., where Congress meets: buildings in a state capital where the state legislature meets
commuter
a person who travels to and from work by car, train, bus or other form of transportation
fall line
line at which high land suddenly drops to low land.
gorge
a deep, narrow valley that has steep, rocky walls
megalopolis
a region made up of several large cities and their surrounding areas that seem to grow together
peninsula
land that has water on three sides
ratify
to officially approve
urban
having to do with a city
Congress
lawmaking body of the United States government
embassy
a building housing people who represent a foreign government
merchant
a person who buys or sells for a living
renaissance
a time of cultural rebirth or rediscovery
scrimshaw
art of carving designs on whale bones and teeth
United Nations
a world organization founded in 1945 to which most countries belong