Western Europe Vocabulary

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Peninsula
a strip of land that sticks out into the ocean, water surrounds 3 sides
Cultural diffusion
the process by which people adopt the practices of their neighbors
Renaissance
the revival of art, literature, and learning that took place in Europe during the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
Industrial Revolution
the shift from human power to machine power
Summits
the highest point of a mountain or similar elevation
Prevailing westerlies
the constant flow of air from west to east in the temperate zone of the earth
Euro
the common currency used by member nations of the European Union
Tertiary economic activity
an economic activity in which people do not directly gather or process raw materials but pursue activities that serve others; service industry
Moor
broad, treeless, rolling land, often poorly drained and having patches of marsh and peat bog
Bog
an area of wet, spongy ground
Glen
a narrow valley
Peat
spongy material containing waterlogged and decaying mosses and plants, sometimes dried and used as fuel
Cultural Divergence
the restriction of a culture from outside influences
Blight
a plant disease
Fjord
a narrow valley or inlet from the sea, originally carved out by an advancing glacier and filled by melting glacial ice
Geothermic Energy
energy produced from the earth's intense interior heat.
Mixed Economy
a system combining different degrees of governmental regulations