Social studies vocabulary 7th grade

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Aquifer
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Underground water reservoirs
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Drought
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Long periods of less than normal precipitation
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Edwards plateau
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Southern most part of the three sections of the Great Plains in Texas
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Interstate
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Connecting or existing between two or more states
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Intrastate
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Connecting or existing between in areas within a state
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Plain
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Landform that generally is level
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Irrigation
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Bringing in water from a lake or river to water crops
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Barrier island
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An island that protects the main body of land from ocean waves
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Storm surge
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Water being pushed on land by winds from a storm or hurricane
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Culture
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The way of life developed by a group of people to
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Nomads
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A member or members of a group that wanders from place to place
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Artifact
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An object or altered by humans
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Shaman
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A person who is believed to have the power to cure the sick and forecast the future
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Adobe
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Building material made of sun dried earth and straw
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Tepee
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A shelter made of tanned hides fastened to a framework of poles

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