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Smog

Its a type of fog made heavier and darker by smoke and chemical fumes.

For example: The smog made it very difficult for the people to see around.


South West Monsoons

A four month period from June to September where most parts of India have rainfall.  70 percent of India's rainfall comes in these 4 months. In summer, there is a reversal of winds when cold and dry continental northwesterly winds are replaced by warm and moist southwesterly winds.

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Squeeze

1. To press something from all sides in order to change its shape or size or to remove any liquid from it.

For example: We squeeze the toothpaste out of the tube.

2. To get into a small space with difficulty.

For example: The snake managed to squeeze under the door to enter our classroom.


Squid

A sea creature with a long soft and ten arms around its mouth.


Stress

This word has many meanings.

1. In the context of volcanoes, Earth's crust and Earthquakes and in physics generally:

a very large force which has the ability to change or modify the shape of the object.

For example:

The push of the Indian plate against the Eurasian plate developed so much stress that the entire land of the contact zone rose up to form the mighty Himalayas.


Suspicious

Questionable or not to trust.

For example: The police were suspicious of the van which was loaded with a lot of metal objects.


Sweep

Cleaning dirt away with a broom or brush.

For example: The students sweep their classroom every day before leaving school.


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Tectonic plates

The shell or crust of the earth is broken up into many pieces which fit into each other like a jigsaw puzzle.

These pieces are known as tectonic plates.

For example:

The Indian (tectonic) plate collided with the Eurasian (tectonic) plate and thus Himalayas were created.


Temperature

It is the way of measuring the amount of heat in a place or on the body.

For example: This summer, the day temperatures were very high.


Tie-breaker

In a game or Quiz, whenever two or more teams get the same number of points it is said to be a tie. However, only one of them can be declared as the winner. In such a case, there is an extra round which decides who will be the winner. This extra round is called the Tie - breaker.

For Example: When England and New Zealand both scored 241 runs in the World cup final, Each team was given an extra over as a tie breaker.



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