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island
a piece of land completely surrounded by water
fjord
a long, narrow inlet or arm of the ocean bordered by high cliffs
marsh
a low, water-soaked, poorly drained area with thick tall grasses and reeds
plateau
an elevated, mostly level area of land
valley
a long, narrow hollow in the Earth's surface lying between two higher areas
bay
a small area of sea or lake partly enclosed by dry land
dune
a mound or ridge of loose sand shaped by blowing winds
geyser
a got geothermal spring that shoots scalding water and steam high into the air
strait
a narrow body of water connecting two larger bodies of water
trench
a long, narrow, steep-sided depression in the sea floor
volcano
an opening in the Earth from which hot gases, smoke and molten lava are emitted
mesa
an isolated, rocky hill or mountain with a large flat top
gulf
a large inlet of ocean or sea that is partially surrounded by land
springs
openings in the earth where underground water flows to the surface
key
a very small, low, offshore island or reef built from coral and sand
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