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Use the word in a sentence that shows understanding of the word's meaning.
Subcontinent

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A landmass that is a great size but smaller than a continent
Subcontinents are confusing sometimes!
Monsoon
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A strong wind that brings heavy rain
The desert would never have a monsoon with that weather!
Plateau
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A flat land that is raised above a land above it
I think it would be hard to build a building there.
Glaciers
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Big peices of ice
I've seen huge glaciers when it snows a lot!
Hinduism
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India's first major religion
Hinduism is a unique religion.
Dharma
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A basic belief of Hinduism that stands for law, obligation, and duty
Dharma is part of the Hindu religion.
Brahman
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In Hinduism, the one supreme power that everything is a part of
Is pasta part of Dharma?
deity
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A form that represent the qualities of Hinduism
A deity must have a big job!
karma
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The belief of how a person lives will effect their next life
I read a story,once, about karma.
samsara
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The belief in a continuing cycle of birth, death, and rebirth
I wonder how it feels to be in the cycle of samsara!
Vedas
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a collection of sacred Hindu writings
Vedas sound like a part of a name of a song!
Sanskrit
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An ancient language of India
It would be cool to learn sanskrit.
Brahman (ism)
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A ancient Indian religion, which the Brahmins are the dominant class
Brahmanism is also a Indian religion.
caste
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A Hindu society of groups or a class
Priests are at the top of the caste system.
reincarnation
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A belief when a person's soul is reborn after death
Reincarnation is part of the cycle of Samsara.
pilgrimage
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A journey to a religious or holy place
On the journey of pilgrimage, do most of them use airplanes?
Buddhism
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The religion created by Prince Siddhartha/Buddha in India
Buddhism is very interesting!
Buddha
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A man named Siddhartha Gautama who began the religion, Buddhism, and lived about 563 to 483 B.C.E.
The Buddha has inspired a couple of my friend.
Prince Siddhartha
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The son of King Suddhona and is the Buddha
I wonder how it feels to be like Prince Siddhartha.
ascetic
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A person who gives up worldly pleasures
Prince Siddhartha met some ascetics.
alms
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Goods given to the poor
Alms giving is important.
Enlightenment
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The center of peace and happiness
I have tried sometimes to find enlightenment, but it never worked.
Nirvana
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An ideal state of happiness and peace
Nirvana is important and good for people.
Unification
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To make into whole
Can unification go with sheepdogs trying to "unite" sheep together?
Mauryan Empire
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An empire in India from about 322 to 187 B.C.E.
It would be pretty cool to see how people lived at the time of Mauryan Empire!
edicts
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A command that is obeyed like a law
Edicts were very important at the time.
monk
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A person who dedicates his or her life religious practices.

Are there monks that are 11 year old girls?