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Magma

Magma is the hot molten rock which is inside the Earth's crust and trying to come out from a Volcano.

For example:

Red hot magma was shooting up in the air when the volcano erupted.


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.