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Phenomenon LangArts Vocab

  • native -- A person born in a specified place or associated with a place by birth, whether subsequently resident there or not.
  • sighting -- Manage to see or observe (someone or something); catch an initial glimpse of.
  • phenomenon -- A fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, esp. one whose cause is in question
  • superstition -- A belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation
  • encounter -- An unexpected or casual meeting.
  • psychic -- A person apparently sensitive to nonphysical forces.
  • explanation -- A statement or account that makes something clear.
  • research -- The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
  • theory -- A supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something.
  • bibliography -- A list of the books referred to in a scholarly work, usually printed as an appendix.

SS Vocab - Ch. 11

  • weaver -- a person who makes things, such as cloths, by lacing together materials
  • fast -- go purposefully without all or certain foods
  • spine -- something that resembles a backbone
  • Mesoamerica -- a region that includes the southern part of Mexico and much of Central America
  • slash-and-burn -- a type of farming in which patches of land are prepared for planting by cutting down and burning the natural vegetation
  • reliable -- able to be depended upon
  • spectator -- a person who watches an event, but doesn't take part in it
  • headdress -- fancy covering or decoration worn on the head
  • elevation -- the height of land above sea level
  • cacao -- a tropical American tree whose seeds are used to produce chocolate
  • commoner -- a person who is not of noble birth; a common person
  • crater -- a hollow area shaped like a bowl at the mouth of a volcano
  • YucatanPeninsul -- an area of southeastern Mexico that extends into the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico
  • maize -- a type of corn grown by Native American civilization

SS Vocab - Ch. 12

  • elite -- the superior or wealthiest members of a society or group
  • criminal -- a person who has broken the law
  • steles -- an ancient carved stone marker
  • alluvial.soil -- a very rich and fertile soil deposited by flowing water
  • mother.culture -- a culture that shapes and influences the customs and ideas of later cultures
  • Maya -- a Meso-American civilization
  • codex -- a book of the type used by early Meso-American civilzations
  • Olmec -- the earliest known MesoAmerican culture
  • glyph -- a picture that represents a word, syllable, or sound
  • mural -- painting applied to walls or ceilings
  • Pacal.II -- a king who ruled the Mayan City of Palenque for nearly 70 years

SS Vocab - Egypt 1

  • formal -- carried out in a ceremonial manner
  • scribe -- people whose job was to write and keep records
  • noble -- a member of a wealthy or powerful family
  • delta -- an area near a rivers mouth where the water deposits silt
  • linen -- a fabric or material made from flax plants
  • deed -- an action done by a person
  • papyrus -- a paper made by the Egyptians for writing
  • barren -- lacking plants or crops
  • cataract -- a waterfall
  • fertile -- good for growing crops
  • garment -- a piece of clothing
  • hieroglyph -- writing that uses pictures that stand for words and sounds
  • fine -- made of very small particles
  • sought -- tried to find
  • silt -- a fine soil

SS Vocab - Egypt 2

  • steppyramid -- a pyramid whose sides rise in a series of giant steps
  • reserve -- to keep for a special use
  • afterlife -- a life believed to follow death
  • inherit -- to receive something from a person who has died
  • dynasty -- a line of rulers from the same family
  • pyramid -- a structure shaped like a triangle, with four sides that meet at a point
  • reign -- the time when a ruler is in power
  • mummy -- a body filled with salt and herbs, and wrapped in cloth so it will not decay
  • portray -- to show by means of a picture
  • pharoah -- the king of Egypt
  • Khufu -- a pharaoh of Egypt who built the largest pyramid called the Great Pyramid
  • status -- a position, rank, or standing given to someone or something
  • embalm -- a way to preserve a body after death
  • triangle -- a shape with three sides
  • succession -- the order in which members of a royal family inherit the throne

SS Vocab - Egypt 3

  • obelisk -- four sided shaft with a pyramid top
  • dynasty -- a line of rulers from the same family
  • Hatshepsut -- the first woman to rule as Pharaoh in Egypt
  • hieroglyph -- writing that uses pictures that stand for words and sounds
  • RamsesII -- was Pharaoh and ruled Egypt longer than any other Pharaoh 6 years
  • succession -- the order in which members of a royal family inherit the throne

SS Vocab - Mesopotamia 1

  • silt -- fine, fertile soil deposited by a river
  • surplus -- an amount produced in excess of what is needed
  • hometown -- the town in which one is born or raised
  • clog -- to block up
  • floodplain -- flat land bordering a river
  • drought -- a period of little rainfall
  • mouth -- the part of a river that empties into a larger body of water
  • swell -- to increase in size or volume
  • Mesopotamia -- the area of Southwest Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
  • semiarid -- having little rainfall and warm temperatures
  • advanced -- beyond others in development or progress
  • foothill -- a low hill at the start of a mountain range
  • current -- a flowing part of a river or stream
  • steal -- to take without permission

SS Vocab - Mesopotamia 2

  • label -- to mark an object with a name or symbol that identifies it
  • pictograph -- a picture or drawing that represents a word or an idea in an early system of writing
  • scribe -- a person who specializes in writing and serves as a record keeper
  • Sumer -- an ancient region of southern Mesopotamia in which civilization arose around 3300 B.C.
  • polytheism -- a belief in many gods or goddesses
  • daily -- taking place every day
  • bronze -- a metal that is a mixture of copper and tin
  • cuneiform -- an ancient writing system developed by the Sumerians made up of wedge shaped markings
  • civilization -- a human society with an advanced level of development in social and political organization and in the arts and sciences
  • ziggurat -- an ancient Sumerian or Babylonian temple that rose in a series of steplike levels
  • desirable -- having pleasing qualities
  • reed -- the hollow stem of a tall grass
  • stylus -- a sharpened reed used to press markings into clay tablets
  • citystate -- a political unit that includes a city and its nearby farmlands
  • king -- the highest ranking leader of a group of people

SS Vocab - real Ch. 12

  • engineer -- plan, construct or manage
  • Tenochtitlan -- an ancient Aztec city found in 1325 A.D.
  • terrain -- the physical features of the land area
  • Pachacuti -- the ninth Inca ruler who came to power in 1435 A.D.
  • basin -- a bowl-shaped depression in the surface of the land
  • perched -- sat or rested on
  • Hernan Cortes -- the Spanish explorer who conquered the Aztec civilization of Mexico in 1521 A.D.
  • cord -- small rope made up of strands twisted together
  • intensive -- marked by intensity; deep; concentrated
  • Montezuma.II -- the last Aztec emperor who ruled from 1502 to 1520 A.D.
  • drilled -- taught or trained through repetition
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