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(noun) - the system of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services

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Components of Ecosystem


(noun) - a system formed by the interaction of all living things with each other and with the physical and chemical factors of the environment in which they live

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Emancipation Proclamation

(noun) - a proclamation issued by President Lincoln in September 1862, effective January 1, 1863, freeing the slaves in all territory still at war with the Union

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(verb) - to leave the country where one lives and reside elsewhere

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(noun) - everything surrounding one (e.g., Earth’s environment includes everything in and on earth’s surface and its atmosphere within which organisms, communities, and objects exist)

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(noun) - the process where soil and other matter are worn away by rain, stream currents, and wind

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(noun) - a plant, especially a tree, that has leaves or needles throughout the entire year

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executive branch

(noun) - the branch of government that is responsible for carrying out the laws

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(noun) - someone who travels into little known regions

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(noun) - an item that is produced to be sold to people in other countries


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(adjective) - no longer in existence

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