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Vocabulary for the 6th  6 weeks:       TEST MAY 9th   TEST

World Studies

6th 6 Weeks               Vocabulary Test  May 9

upland - the high land away from the coast of the country

lichen - a plant-like organism that consists of algae and fungus

tundra - a flat, treeless plain with permanently frozen ground

taiga - a large coniferous forest

permafrost - the permanently frozen lower layers of soil found in the tundra and subarctic climate zones

czar - the title given to an emperor of Russia’s past

serf - a farm laborer who is bought and sold along with the land

genocide - the mass murder of people from a particular ethnic group

collectivization - a system in which small farms were combined into huge, state-run enterprises with work done by mechanized techniques in the hopes of making farming more efficient and reducing the need for farm workers

city-state - an independent political unit that includes a city and the surrounding area

longship - a ship with oars and a sail used by the Vikings

pagan - someone who believes in more than one god or someone who has little or no religious belief

Renaissance- the period in Europe that began in Italy in the 1300’s and lasted into the 1600’s during which art and learning flourished

dialect - a regional variety of a language with unique feature, such as vocabulary, grammar, of pronunciation

welfare capitalism - a system in which the government is the main provider of support for the sick, the needy, and the retired

recession - a time when many businesses close and people lose their jobs

brackish - water that is somewhat salty

steppe - a partly dry grassland often found on the edge of a desert

balkanization - to break a country up into smaller units that are often hostile to one another