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accomplishment
something accomplished or done
caravel
a ship that used square or triangular sails to travel long distances
compass
an instrument used to find direction
conquistador
any of the Spanish conquerors in the Americas during the early 1500s
expedition
a journey
explorer
a person who explores something
isthmus
a narrow strip of land that connects two larger land areas
merchant
a person who buys, sells, or trades goods
mutiny
rebellion against the leader of a group
navigator
an officer on a ship who navigates, or steers, it
Northwest Passage
a nonexistent waterway in North America thought to connect the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean
obstacle
something that stands in the way or opposes
opportunity cost
the value of the thing a person gives up in order to get something else
profit
the money left over after all expenses, or debts, have been paid
trade
buying, selling, or exchanging goods
voyage
a journey by water