7th Grade Word List - Social

Words for students of 7th Grade, the page is for social words (List 1), which are essential vocabulary for 7th Grade academic classes.
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acid rain
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rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions, especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides
adaptation
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modification; alteration or adjustment in structure or habits
arable land
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land that can be used for growing crops
biome
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a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate
climatic
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of or relating to a climate, or meteorological conditions
continental drift
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the gradual movement and formation of continents (as described by plate tectonics)
cultural fusion
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the mixture of two or more cultures of different races
density
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thickness; quantity of something per unit measure, especially per unit length, area, or volume
desertification
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the gradual transformation of habitable land into desert; is usually caused by climate change or by destructive use of the land
developed nations
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a sovereign state that has a highly developed economy and advanced technological infrastructure relative to other less developed nations
developing nations
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a nation with a low living standard, underdeveloped industrial base
distribution of resources
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the distribution of resources, including land, water, minerals, fuel and wealth in general among corresponding geographic entities
drought
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dry period; aridity; long period of abnormally low rainfall
earthquake
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quake from underground; disturbance that is extremely disruptive; temblor
ecosystem
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system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment
elevation
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altitude; height; distance of something above a reference point
emigrant
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someone who leaves one country to settle in another
ethnic heritage
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a socially defined category of people who identify with each other based on a shared social experience or ancestry
famine
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shortage of food; starvation
flood
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a large flow; the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
fossil fuel
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fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content
GIS
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geographic information system, a computer system used for storage, retrieval, mapping, and analysis of geographic data
global warming
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an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere, especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes
human
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relating to a person; characteristic of humanity
hurricane
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big storm; severe tropical cyclone
map projection
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a projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude
modification
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act of modifying, or state of being modified; modified form or condition; a change
pattern
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a model considered worthy of imitation; something regarded as a normative example
perspective
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appearance of things; view, outlook, or vista
plate tectonics
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the branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust
policy
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settled method of government to administer; system of public or official administration
prevailing winds
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the predominant wind direction
processes
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a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; a mental process that you are not directly aware of
regional
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related or limited to a particular region
tectonic plate
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a scientific theory that describes the large-scale motions of Earth's lithosphere, the model builds on the concepts of continental drift, developed during the first few decades of the 20th century
tornado
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cyclone; localized and violently destructive windstorm
tsunami
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a cataclysm resulting from a destructive sea wave caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption
typhoon
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tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific; violent whirlwind
urban sprawl
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an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
urbanization
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social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban
volcano
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fissure in the earth's crust through which molten lava and gases erupt
weather phenomena
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phenomenon in a weather event that can be explained by the principles of meteorology