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South America Vocabulary

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economy
system by which goods and services are produced and distributed to meet people's needs
resources
all things used in producing goods and services
deforestation
The process of stripping the land of its trees
rain forest
forests along the equator that remain hot and humid all year long.
plateau
a broad, flat area of land higher than the surrounding land
boom
a time of fast economic growth
privatization
The replacement of government services with services provided by private firms.
pesticide
A chemical intended to kill insects and other organisms that damage crops.
Oil
a thick liquid that comes from under the Earth's surface which is used as a fuel and for making parts of machines move easily
Copper
A malleable, ductile, metallic element having a characteristic reddish brown color.
Canopy
dense covering formed by the leafy tops of tall rain forest trees