Lesson Mountains Vocabulary Flashcards

Rocky Mountains
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Cheyenne
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upwarped mountain
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leonine
resembling lions
la patinoire
skating rink
Immediate
happens right away
anthropology
study of humankind
contract
get smaller by shrinking
epiphany
moment of sudden revelation
lurid
very vivid in color
gradually
happens very slowly over time
arrangement
the way something is placed
prophylaxis
action taken to prevent disease
desultory
lacking plan, purpose, or enthusiasm
revealed
hidden but can now be seen
Rocky Mountains
stretches along western North America
Matterhorn
Often climbed by daring mountaineers, located in the Swiss-Italian Alps
avoir envie de...
to feel like (doing something)
young mountains
These mountains are characterized by steep sides with jagged peaks and narrow valleys.
endemic
disease found among people in a particular area
epidemic
widespread occurrence of disease in a community at particular time
haleakala
located on the bottom right of maui
Pamir Knot
A highland region of south central Asia, mostly in Tajikistan with extensions in northern Afghanistan, northern Kashmir, and western China, rising to 24,590 feet
latitude
distance in degrees north or south of the equator
Mt. Everest
World's highest peak located in the Himalayas
reverse fault
This fault is similar to the normal fault but with an overhang produced.
Short claws
are good for gripping and resting on tree branches.
Appalachian Mountains
runs down from the eastern side of the country
Which layer of the Earth is at the very center of Earth?
the inner core
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