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Meaning of difficult words from the lesson "Madam Rides the Bus":
 
S.No
Words
Meaning
1
Curious The eagerness to know or learn something
2
Pastime An activity to pass time
3
Doorway The entrance to the door
4
Playmates Companions and friends
5
Elaborate To explain in a lengthy manner
6
Unusual Something strange
7
Gradually To move in a slow process
8
Overwhelming Too much to handle
9
Wistfully Having a regretful longing 
10
Kindle To spark or induce 
11
Disapproval  To not agree with something 
12
Conversations  To engage or talk with something
13
Discreet In a hidden and careful manner
14
Fare The amount paid for availing of a service
15
Paise A monetary unit in India equal to one-hundredth of a rupee
16
Scarcely Very rarely
17
Fortune One's luck that favours them
18
Replanned Plan something again
19
Highway A pathway connecting different parts of the city
20
Commandingly Give orders with authority
21
Crawl To move in one's hands and feet
22
Skeptical Doubtful about something
23
Conductor The one who gives tickets on the bus
24
Fond Liking towards a thing
25
Jolly Fun minded
26
Slack time Inactive and lazy
27
Gleaming Clean and reflecting light
28
Windshield A sheet that protects the glass of a vehicle
29
Overhead bars The bars that people hold onto in a vehicle
30
Luxurious Extremely comfortable and rich
31
Devoured Quickly and eagerly
32
Canvas blind The screen that covers the window of a bus
33
Pallavan Bus The name given to an older bus service in Tamil Nadu
34
Canal A passage that lets water for irrigation purposes
35
Ditch A narrow path dug at the sides of the road for water to flow
36
Concerned Worried and anxious
37
Annoyed Being irritated and angry
38
Acre A large extent of something
39
Grassland A large area in the countryside filled with grass for grazing
40
Chimed A ringing sound indicates giving a chorus
41
Glance To look over
42
Mimicking To imitate someone
43
Bump Small hindrances on the road
44
Repulsive Hateful or prone to dislike
45
Ear lobes The small holes that one punches on the ears
46
Betel nut A medicinal lead consumed mostly by elderly people
47
Drivel Talking unnecessarily
48
Sociable Behaving in a friendly manner
49
Painstaking Involving great care
50
Thrifty Saving money by not spending at all
51
Peppermints The leaves of a plant from the mint family
52
Merry-go round A game for children that takes them round and round
53
Resolutely Determined and purposeful
54
Stifled Stop one from acting up
55
Nap A short sleep cycle that helps one to rest
56
Excursions A tour that is fun-filled
57
Ventured To roam around and explore
58
Bare Empty with nothing
59
Hamlet A very small village
60
Gobble To eat hurriedly
61
Pedestrian People who walk on roads
62
Obstacle Something that makes it difficult for you to achieve
63
Glee Extreme happiness
64
Honk To sound the horn
65
Gallop To go at a faster speed
66
Tremendous Very large or great
67
Traverse Travel across
68
Thoroughfare A road that leads to a route
69
Merchandise Goods that are for sale
70
Amused Thinking that something is funny
71
Shrugged To lift your shoulders to signify ignorance
72
Nod To shake one's head in approval
73
Haunt To scare oneself
74
Carcass The dead body of an animal
75
Chatterbox Someone who talks a lot 
76
Poke her nose Interrupt other people's work
77
Chit of a girl Talkative or oversmart