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Mantle

The word Mantle has many meanings.

1. In the context of Geology and study of the Earth:

Mantle is a layer of super hot molten rock (ranging from about 870 degree C to 4370 degree C). It is just below the Earth's crust and envelopes the outer core.

For example:

The mantle is a liquid on which the solid crust floats just as cream floats on milk.

2. In general:

A covering or a layer that covers some surface

For example: The thieves escaped under the mantle of darkness.

 

3. With reference to responsibility:

To take up the duty and responsibility of an important position especially from the person who has given up that position.

For example:

After the death of the chief minister of Goa, there was nobody to take up the mantle of chief minister.

4. With reference to clothing:

A piece of cloth without sleeves that was worn over the shoulders in olden days.

For example:

With a bright red mantle and the diamond studded crown, the princess looked regal.


Menace

Something that may be harmful.

For example: Using and throwing plastic on an everyday basis can be a menace to Earth.


Millet

Millet is a type of grain that is eaten. Just like rice or wheat, millet is a  grass grown for food. Jowar (sorghum), Nachani or Nagli (finger millet) are two types of millet's grown in Dahanu.  Millets are very good for our health. 


N

Necessary

Something that is needed.

For Example: It is necessary to learn German to settle in Germany.


O

Odourless

When a thing does not give out any smell, we say it is odourless.

For example:

Air is odourless, but garbage has a stinking odour.


Oven

An oven is a small space or a chamber that is able to keep the heat inside. Due to this, the temperature inside the chamber is very high. The source of heat can be electricity, gas, firewood. Ovens are used not only for baking and cooking but a  potter also puts his clay pots into a "bhatti"  so that the pots gets fired at a high temperature

All types of breads (pav, sliced bread) are made in an oven. 


Overcome

Defeated or solved a difficulty.

For Example: Gayatri overcame her fear of water after learning to swim.


Oxygen

Oxygen is a gas present in our atmosphere.

All living organisms need it for breathing and staying alive.

It is represented as O or O2.

For example:

When leaves carry out photosynthesis, they give out oxygen.


P

Particular

Only this and not any other.

For Example: Usma has a particular way of speaking.


Pave

To cover the ground with a hard surface such as stones or cement.

For Example: They brought the cement to pave the road.



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