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Archipelago: A large group of islands
Atoll: a ring of coral that encloses a pool of seawater
Badlands: wasteland that has been carved into unusual shapes by wind and weather
Bay: a body of water that extends into the land
Beach: a rocky or sandy edge of land along a body of water
Butte: an isolated hill with sloping sides and a small, flat top
Canyon: a deep valley with steep sides
Cape: a point of land that juts out into water
Cave: a hollow area in the earth with an opening to the outside
Channel: a body of water that connects two larger bodies of water
Cliff: a high, steep face of rock or earth
Continent: one of the seven great land masses on earth
Delta: a fan-shaped deposit of sand and mud at the mouth of a river
Desert: a region of little rainfall where few plants and animals live
Dune: a hill of sand formed by blowing wind
Fjord: a long, narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or slopes
Forest: a large area of land covered with trees and other plants
Geyser: a spring that spouts hot water and steam from time to time
Glacier: a large mass of ice that moves very slowly down a mountain or through a valley
Gulf: a large body of salt water that is partly enclosed by land
Hill: a raised part of the earths surface that is lower than a mountain
Iceberg: a huge block of floating ice that has broken off a glacier
Island: a piece of land that is surrounded by water
Isthmus: a narrow strip of land that connects two larger land areas
Jungle: an area of thick, tangled plants usually found near a river or swamp
Lagoon: a shallow body of water that is partly cut off from the sea
Lake: an inland body of fresh or salt water
Marsh: a low, wet area where grasses, rushes, and cattails grow
Mesa: a raised area with steep sides and a large, flat top
Mountain: a high area of land with steep sides and a sharp peak
Ocean: the body of salt water that covers most of the earth
Peninsula: an area of land that is nearly surrounded by water
Plain: a large, low area of flat or rolling land with few trees
Plateau: a flat area of land that is higher than the land around it
Prairie: a region of flat or hilly land covered by tall grasses
River: a long body of water that flows over land
Sea: a body of salt water that is partly enclosed by land
Sound: a long wide ocean inlet
Strait: a narrow body of water that connects to larger bodies of water
Swamp: a low, wet area where trees and high shrubs grow
Tundra: a cold, dry treeless region where mosses, grasses, and lichens grow
Valley: an area of low land between mountains or hills
Volcano: a hole in the earths crust through which lava, gases, and ash are released
Waterfall: a stream of water that falls from a high place
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