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Chapter 22 vocabulary

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What are fine particles of fertile soil called?Silt
A system that supplies dry land with water through ditches, pipes, or streams.Irrigation
An amount that is left over after a need has been met.Surplus
A city that governs itself and its surrounding territory.City-state
A belief in more than one god.Polytheism
A pyramid-shaped structure with a temple at the top.Ziggurat
A system of writing developed by the Sumerians that used wedge-shaped marks made in soft clay.Cuneiform
A person who copies or writes out document; often a record keeper.Scribe
A long poem that records the deeds of a legendary or real hero.Epic
A large territory or group of many territories governed by one ruler.Empire
A payment made to a ruler or state as a sign of surrender.Tribute
A territory governed as a political district of a country or empire.Province
A group of merchants traveling together for safety, usually with a large number of camels.Caravan
A person who studies planets and stars.Astronomer
extending in the same direction, equidistant at all points, and never converging or divergingparallel
To be made up ofconsist
of, for, or pertaining to the army or armed forcesmilitary
a systematically arranged collection of laws, rules, or regulationscode
an extensive, continuous part of the Earth’s surfaceregion
composed of many interconnected partscomplex
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