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economics

study of how people meet their wants and needs

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ecosystem

group of plants and animals that depend on each other and their environment for survival

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ecotourism

tourism that focuses on the environment and seeks to minimize environmental impact

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electronic fraud

unfair elections in which one group controls the results to gain power

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elevation

height above sea level

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emigrate

to migrate out of a place

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empire

state containing several countries or territories

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English Bill of Rights

an act passed in 1689 that limited the power of the English monarch and increased Parliament's power

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Enlightenment

a period during the 1600's and 1700's when scholars studied culture and society by applying reason and natural laws

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entrepreneur

person who organizes and manages his or her own business

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entrepreneurship

starting a business

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epic

long poem of adventure and conflict

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equinox

point at which, everywhere on Earth, days and nights are nearly equal in length

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erosion

process in which water, ice or wind remove rock and soil

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ethics

beliefs about what is right and wrong

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ethnic cleansing

attempt to create an area with only one ethnic group by removing or attacking other ethnic groups

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ethnocentrism

attitude that one's own social or cultural group is better than all others

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European Union

economic and political partnership among member nations

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evacuate

to move to another area

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evaporation

process in which a liquid changes to a gas

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export

good or service produced within a country and sold outside the country's

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extended family

family that includes parents, children, and other family members such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins