Meanings of the difficult words from the lesson "The Thief's story":
  
S.No
Words
Meanings
1
Thief A person who steals
2
Wrestling A sport in which two people fight and try to throw each other to the ground
3
Approach Come near or nearer to someone or something in distance or time
4
Lean Of a person thin and in good physical condition
   5ConfidenceThe quality of being certain of your abilities or of having trust in people, plans, or the future
6
Wrestler A person who takes part in wrestling, especially for sport
7
EmployerA person or organisation that employs people
8
GruntOf a person to make a short, low sound instead of speaking, usually because of pain
9
Stray dogA pet that no longer has a home or cannot find its home
10
Appealing Attractive or interesting
11
BalconyAn area with a wall or bars around it that is joined to the outside wall of a building on an upper level
12
AsleepIn a state of sleep
13
AwokeStop sleeping; wake from sleep
14
DiscoverTo find information, a place, or an object, especially for the first time
15
Pat Touch quickly and gently with the flat of the hand
16
GratefulFeeling or showing an appreciation for something done or received
17
Lend To give something to someone for a short period of time, expecting it to be given back
18
Borrow To get or receive something from someone with the intention of giving it back after a period of time
19
ChequeA printed form, used instead of money, to make payments from your bank account
20
Magazine A type of thin book with large pages and a paper cover that contains articles and photographs and is published every week or month
21
Queer Strange, unusual, or not expected
22
PublisherAn organisation that publishes text or music
23
Tuck To put something into a safe or convenient place
24
MattressThe part of a bed, made of a strong cloth cover filled with firm material, that makes the bed comfortable to lie on
25
Money The coins or paper currency which can be used to buy things
26
Cheating To behave in a dishonest way in order to get what you want
27
ShoppingThe activity of buying things from shops
28
Opportunity An occasion or situation which makes it possible to do something that you want to do
29
EffortA vigorous or determined attempt
30
Rob To take money or property illegally from a place, organisation, or person
31
Greedy A strong desire to continually get more of something, especially money
32
MoonlightThe light of the moon
33
Sigh To breathe out slowly and noisily, expressing tiredness, sadness, pleasure
34
Startle Surprised and slightly frightened
35
Crawl To move along on hands and knees or with your body stretched out along a surface
36
WaistThe part of the body above and slightly narrower than the hips
37
String A piece of strong, thin rope made by twisting very thin threads together, used for fastening and tying things
38
Dash To move with haste or rush
39
CarriageAny of the separate parts of a train in which the passengers sit
40
Hesitate To pause before you do or say something, often because you are uncertain or nervous about it
41
PlatformA long, flat raised structure at a railway station, where people get on and off trains
42
Desert Having no people or things in it; empty
43
Curious Interested in learning about people or things around you
44
BazaarAn open market where people sell things, or any group of small shops or people selling goods
45
Career Doing something regularly for most of your life, especially as your main way of making money
46
TrustTo believe that someone is good and honest and will not harm you, or that something is safe and reliable
47
Maidan An open space in or near a town, used as a parade ground or for events such as public meetings
48
Damp Slightly wet, especially in a way that is not pleasant or comfortable
49
ForgotTo be unable to remember a fact, something that happened, or how to do something
50
Excitement To make someone have strong feelings of happiness and enthusiasm
51
TheftThe act of dishonestly taking something that belongs to someone else and keeping it
52
Clever Having or showing the ability to learn and understand things quickly and easily
53
Pyjamas Soft, loose clothing that is worn in bed and consists of trousers and a type of shirt
54
Drizzle Rain in very small, light drops
55
DiscomfortA feeling of being uncomfortable physically or mentally
56
AngerThe feeling people get when something unfair, painful, or bad happens
57
NervousWorried and anxious
58
UndetectedNot detected or discovered
59
DoorwayAn entrance to a room or building through a door