Vocabulary : Atmosphere


Since Many Analogy Questions feature technical terms from Atmosphere, which even students with strong general vocabulary, may not be aware of, this chapter gives such a list of words for the benefit of all the students.

Acclivity: upward slope of ground

Declivity: downward slope of ground

Doldrums: region with low atmospheric pressure near equator

Equinox: date in spring and autumn on which the day and night of equal length

Estuary: the part where the waves of the river meet the tides of the sea

Fallow: relating to the cultivable land left unsown

Littoral: relating to coastal area

Maritime: near the sea

Peninsula: land area surrounded by the sea on three sides

Ridge: long, narrow crest of elevated land

Solstice: one of the two days when the sun is at the longest distance from the equator (June-21 & Dec.21)

Tributary: a stream feeding a main river

Watershed: a ridge separating the runoff of rain water to two different river basins

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