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Latin America Chapter 6
Vocabulary Review
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• military dictator of Chile from 1973-1988
Augusto Pinochet Ugarte
• military dictator of Chile from 1973-1988
• fertile area in a desert that has a source of
water
OASIS
• fertile area in a desert that has a source of
water
• a flat, grassy region or plain
SAVANNA
• a flat, grassy region or plain
• dense mass of leaves & branches that
form the top layer of a rain forest
CANOPY
• dense mass of leaves & branches that
form the top layer of a rain forest
• large city on the coast of Brazil; used to be
the capital
RIO DE JANEIRO
• large city on the coast of Brazil; used to be
the capital
• To sail or fly all the way around something,
such as the Earth
CIRCUMNAVIGATE
• To sail or fly all the way around something,
such as the Earth
• the mountain region of Peru including the
Andes and the Altiplano
SIERRA
• the mountain region of Peru including the
Andes and the Altiplano
• Portuguese explorer sailing for Spain,
whose expedition first circumnavigated the
globe
FERDINAND MAGELLAN
• Portuguese explorer sailing for Spain,
whose expedition first circumnavigated the
globe
a large, slow-moving mass of ice & snow
GLACIER
a large, slow-moving mass of ice & snow
• high plateau in the Andes Mountains
ALTIPLANO
• high plateau in the Andes Mountains
• the new capital city of Brazil
BRASILIA
• the new capital city of Brazil