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    Geography Vocabulary Word List (317)

    A)Abrasion, Abundance, Acre, Adaptation, Aeration, Agriculture, Alluvial, Altitude, Annual, Anthropology, Arable, Archeology, Archipelago, Arid, Atlas, Atmosphere, Atoll, Australia, Axis, Azimuth
    B)Badlands, Barren, Barrier reef, Basin, Bayou, Belt, Belvedere, Berm, Bluff, Bog, Border, Boundary, Bowl, Butte
    C)Caldera, Canal, Canyon, Cape, Cardinal points, Cartographer, Cartography, Cascade, Cavern, Cay, Celestial, Change, Channel, Chaparral, Chasm, Circulation, Circumnavigate, Civilization, Classification, Cliff, Climate, Clippings, Cluster, Coast, Community, Compass, Compost, Condensation, Conditions, Coniferous, Conservation, Continent, Continental divide, Contour, Coordinate, Copse, Crag, Crater, Creek, Crevasse, Crevice, Cuesta, Cultivate, Current, Cuttings, Cycles
    D)Dam, Damage, Deciduous, Decomposition, Decoration, Decorative, Dedication, Degree, Delicate, Delta, Depth, Desert, Destruction, Develop, Digging, Disperse, Distance, Diversity, Division, Doldrums, Domain, Drainage, Drought, Dune
    E)Earth, Earthquake, Ecology, Eddy, Elements, Elevation, Eluvial, Energy, Environment, Equator, Equidistant, Eradicate, Erosion, Escarpment, Esker, Espalier, Estuary, Eurasia, Europe, Evaporation, Everglade, Evidence, Evolve, Exfoliate, Expanse, Exposure
    F)Farming, Fault, Feature, Fissure, Fjord, Flood plain, Forest, Fossil, Frost, Fuel
    G)Gap, Geyser, Glacier, Glade, Glen, Globe, Gorge, Grasslands, Great Divide, Greenland, Greenwich, Grid, Grotto, Grove, Gulch, Gulf, Gully, Guyot
    H)Habitat, Harbor, Hardy, Harvest, Headland, Hedge, Height, Heirloom, Heliotrope, Hemisphere, Highlands, Hinterlands, Horizon
    I)Iceberg, Igneous rock, Inlet, Interconnection, International Date Line, Inundate, Involve, Irrigation, Island, Isobar, Isotherm, Isthmus
    J)Jet stream, Jungle
    K)Key, Kill, Knoll
    L)Lagoon, Land, Land-form, Landmark, Landscape, Latitude, Lava, Legend, Levee, Littoral, Location, Longitude, Lowlands
    M)Magnetic, Mainland, Map, Marine, Marsh, Mass, Massif, Materials, Meadow, Meander, Mercator projection, Meridian, Mesa, Minute, Moisture, Monsoon, Moor, Morass, Mountain, Mulch
    N)Nadir, Nation, Natural, North America, North Pole, Northern Hemisphere, Noticeable
    O)Oasis, Ocean, Oceania, Ooze, Original, Overlook, Ozone
    P)Palisade, Pampas, Parallel, Pelagic, Peninsula, Permafrost, Permeable, Physical, Piedmont, Pinnacle, Plains, Plateau, Polar, Polder, Pole, Pollutant, Population, Position, Prairie, Prime meridian, Promontory, Proof, Province
    Q)Quality, Quantity, Quest, Questions
    R)Rain forest, Rainfall, Range, Reef, Region
    S)Scale, Sea level, Sediment, Seismograph, Site, Situation, Smog, Society, Steppe, Strait, Subtropical, Swamp
    T)Tectonics, Temperatures, Territory, Threat, Tidal wave, Topography, Transportation, Tributary, Tropic, Tundra, Typhoon
    U)Unexpected, Unique, Universal, Unusual, Urban
    V)Value, Variation, Variety, Various, Vegetation, Verdant, Volcano
    W)Weather, Weeds, Wetlands, Widespread, Wilt, Wither, Woodlands
    X)Xeriscape, Xylem, Xyst
    Y)Yard, Yellow jacket
    Z)Zone, Zygophyte
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    1. There are 7 geographic regions in the US. Name them.
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