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maize

corn

2

observatories

buildings from which people could study the sky

3

causeways

raised roads across water or wet ground

4

conquistadors

Spanish conquerors

5

Hernan Cortes

a famous conquistador

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Moctezuma II

an Aztec emperor

7

Pachacuti

a ruler who began to expand Inca territory

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Quechua

an official Inca language

9

masonry

stonework

10

Atahualpa

one of a ruler's sons

11

Francisco Pizarro

leader of a group of conquistadors

12

aspect

a part of something

13

rebel

to fight against authority

14

motive

reason for doing something

15

distribute

to divide among a group of people