Vocabulary Lesson 2. GEOGRAPHY WORDS. Geography or “earth description” is the investigation of facts about the earth’s surface, which differs from place to place. Insular adj . r elating to an island. Insularity n.
Geography or “earth description” is the investigation of facts about the earth’s surface, which differs from place to place.
relating to an island
The insular life of Nantucket Island is relaxed except during the summer tourist season.
Narrow-minded. From the Latin word insula, meaning “island.”
Distance north or south of the equator measured in degrees
Latitude is indicated on a map by horizontal lines.
Distance east or west of the Greenwich, England and measured in degrees
Longitude is measured on a map by vertical lines.
Any of the imaginary circles around the Earth that pass through the North Pole and South Pole.
A strip of land with water on three sides.
From the Latin words paene, meaning “almost,”
and insula, meaning “island.”
A steep cliff or over- hanging rock
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a. Muddy land into which one can easily sink.
b. A difficult situation in which one can get caught; entanglement
Having to do with earth or land
Terrestrial upheavals such as earthquakes and volcanoes can endanger people living nearby.
The physical features of a region, such as mountains, plains, and rivers.