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continent
a large mass of land
culture
a way of life
isthmus
a narrow strip of land which connects two larger bodies of water
peak
the highest point of a mountain
plains
a flat area of land
plateau
a table shape land
island
an area of land which is surrounded by water
gulf
a part of an ocean or sea which reaches into the land
bay
part of a body of water which reaches into the land, generally with a wide opening
canyon
a deep, narrrow valley steeped with water
desert
a land too dry or too cold to grow many plants
mountain chain
connected ranges of mountains
mountain range
a long, row of mountains
cape
a piece of land extending into the water; a point of land
cordillera
a system or chain of mountains
divide
a height of land that separates two river basins
harbor
a shelter place where ships may anchor safely
lake
an inland body of water
peninsula
a piece of land that is nearly surrounded by water
piedmont
hilly land at the foot of mountains
mouth
the place where the river flows into a larger body of water
geyser
an opening in the earth's surface where hot water and steam shoots up at certain times
gap
a narrow opening through a mountain
highland
hills, mountains or plateaus
environment
surroundings, including climate, landforms, and other forms of life
estuary
an inlet; especially the wide mouth of a river, where the tide meets the current
fall line
the are where rivers descend from piedmont to plain and form waterfalls or rapids
drought
a dry season; a time of little rain
delta
the land deposited at the mouth of a river
archipelago
a group or chain of many islands
basin
a region drained by a river
downstream
the direction toward which a river flows
dam
a man-made barrier designed to hold back flowing water
chasm
a deep crack in the earth's surface
cliff
a high, steep wall of rock
channel
a deep, narrow body of water connecting two larger bodies of water
fault
a crack in the earth's surface
drainage
the carrying away of waters
escarpment
a steep slope or cliff