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Mrs. Benosky's Vocab Words (World Geo.)
Vocab words for world geography. For Mrs. Benosky's class, 7 White, Briscoe Middle School in Beverly MA.
Terms in this set (41)
Money, legal tender
Land surrounded by water
The imaginary lines on Earth that are parallel to the Equator, often called "parallels".
The imaginary lines on Earth that are vertical, eventually meeting at the North and South poles. Often called "meridians".
Area defined by similar features
Elevated land OVER/HIGHER THAN 1,000ft
Growth and spread of a city
Spreading of a desert
Things used by people that are part of the Earth
Specific area in space (land, water, atmosphere, etc.)
Triangular-shaped area at end of a river
Spreading of something worldwide
Huge treeless plain bordering Arctic Ocean
River of warm or cold air in the atmosphere
River of warm or cold temperatures in the ocean
Very arid, dry area
Time with much less rain than usual. (Ex: Rain forest without rain within 24h could be considered a drought)
Area between the tropic lines
Land surrounded by water on 3 sides
Narrow strip of land connecting 2 large bodies of land
Wealth, poverty, basic needs (food, water, clothing, shelter...)
Wearing away of land by water, wind, etc.
Storm with much wind and rain in the Indian ocean (like a hurricane)
Storm with winds of great speeds
Forest with much rain
Large body of land
People available for work
Study of Earth and its people
Slow-moving river of ice
Weather of a place over a long period of time
Political term for country
Same ancestors; people you're related to
Place in which people live in a group (village, city, etc.)
Broad area of flat or gently rolling land
All the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country
A wide, mainly level area of elevated land
Elevated land LOWER than 1,000ft
Speaking same language
A ____ is a region that has a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes.
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