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Unit 7 Resources and development


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a major drain on
a heavy use of something such as resources.
annual
yearly; every year.
aroma
a smell, usually a pleasant one.
associate
to make a connection between two things.
boast
to brag or speak highly about one's self.
concentrated
located in one place; not spread out.
crops
plants that are grown for food.
deny
to refuse to give or admit to the truth of something.
distinct
clear and definite.
economic
relating to business or money.
evolutionary
describes a process of slow, gradual change and development.
go a long way toward
contribute greatly to something.
head starts
advantages in a competition.
invest
to put money or time into something with the hope of gaining more money or a good result.
investment
the use of money for income or profit.
landlocked
surrounded by other countries and not having access to bodies of water.
latitudes
the distances that places lie from the Earth's Equator.
lend themselves to
contribute greatly to something.
livestock
animals that are kept on a farm.
lucrative
profitable.
mainland
describing the greater part of a country or continent, excluding its islands.
minority
a smaller number or part of things in a larger group.
native
naturally originating from a place
notion
a belief or concept.
orientation
the position of something related to something else; becoming familiar with something.
plagues
continually causes problems.
prosper
to do well and be successful.
prosperity
success; the state of being prosperous.
revenue
money that a company earns.
shape
to influence and change.
span
to extend over a large area.
spawned
caused to happen.
struck
surprised or greatly affected by something.
temperate
having a climate that is never extremely hot or extremely cold.
tensions
feelings that happen when there is a possibility of violence or conflict.
thereby
by this means.
tropical
located in the regions near the Earth's equator.
undergo
to experience or suffer from.
yields
the amount of crops harvested by a farmer.