Meaning of difficult words from the lesson, "The Necklace":
 
S.No
Words
Meaning
1.
Clerk A person employed in an office or a bank to keep records and accounts and undertake other routine administrative duties 
2.
IncessantlyConstantly without stopping, especially for something unpleasant
3.
PotpieA pastry usually filled with vegetables and meat
4.
TureenA deep bowl with soup and vegetables inside
5.
ElatedExtremely happy and excited
6.
SpitefullyIn a way that shows you want to annoy, upset, or hurt another person, especially in a small way, because you feel angry towards them
7.
DearieAn affectionate way of addressing
8.
StammerSpeaking with difficulty
9.
DismayA strong feeling of disappointment or sadness 
10.
StupefyAstonish or shock
11.
GrieveRefers to sorrow or sadness
12.
EconomicalUsing only the minimum and avoiding extravagance
13.
ChicElegant and attractive
14.
HumiliateMaking someone feel ashamed
15.
MidstIn the middle of
16.
Shabby airWorst/poorest surroundings
17.
DistinguishedRefers to high status or excellence
18.
DelicacyRefers to a sophisticated lifestyle
19.
DespairRefers to a hopeless state
20.
WeepTo shed tears
21.
MurmurTo complain in a low voice
22.
BallA formal dance party
23.
Poverty-stricken Extremely poor
24.
LarkRefers to a small ground-dwelling songbird
25.
ClosetRefers to a tall cupboard or a wardrobe
26.
ExcitementMarked by strong energy and excitement
27.
AnxietyRefers to worry or fear
28.
IntoxicateTo become excited happy and become slightly out of control
29.
EnthusiasmMarked by strong energy and excitement
30.
DetainTo stop somebody from leaving a place
31.
HailTo call someone
32.
CloakOuter garment
33.
Cast downFeeling depressed
34.
TrackFollow something
35.
Bewilderment A feeling or state of confusion
36.
DisasterA sudden accident or an incident causing great loss or damage
37.
ClaspAn object or meta that holds something
38.
ChapletA string of beads
39.
FrancRefers to the currency systems of France and Belgium
40.
RuinousDisastrous or destructive
41.
UsurerRefers to someone who makes high-interest payments
42.
AtticA space or room inside the roof of a building
43.
LodgingTemporary accommodation
44.
GrocerA person who sells foodstuffs, meats, dairy products, etc.
45.
HaggleTo bargain
46.
OdiousExtremely hateful
47.
SouRefers to a former French coin which has a low value
48.
RidTo make oneself from someone or something
49.
PersonageRefers to person of importance or distinction
50.
Miserable Making you feel unhappy
51.
Content A state of satisfaction
52.
Alike Refers to something similar or same