E USA

contiguous
definition-a state in which two or more physical objects are physically touching one another or in which sections of a plane border on one another
paraphrase-sharing a common border
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continental
definition-of or relating to or characteristic of a continent; "the continental divide"; "continental drift"
paraphrase-forming or belonging to a continent
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constitutional republic
definition-a state where the head of state and other officials are representatives of the people and must govern according to existing constitutional law that limits the government's power over citizens
paraphrase-state where officials represent the people and must follow the laws that limit the government
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democracy
definition-a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives
paraphrase-people elect the representatives
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megalopolis
definition-a very large, heavily populated city or urban complex
paraphrase-large, populated city
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