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Words or the Week:

resource - a supply or source of aid or support; something resorted to in time of need

(Example: A dictionary is a resource that helps us find the meanings of words)


empire - a collection of peoples and territories, often of great extent, under the rule of a single person, small group of people, or independent state

(Example: The Aztec Empire)


conquistador - a conqueror

A Spanish conqueror of the New World in the 16th century

Origin: from Spanish, from conquistar: means to conquer


barter -to trade (goods, services, etc.) in exchange for other goods and services

to trade without the use of money


population - the total number of persons inhabiting a country, city, or any district or area.