Theory:

Meanings of difficult words and phrases from the lesson:
 
No.
Words
Meanings
1
scrawnyunattractively thin and bony
2
lapping upshort quick movements of a cat's tongue to take liquid up into its mouth
3
throw her off the scentmislead her, so she wont understand the real purpose
4
manea growth of long hair on the neck of a horse, lion, or other mammal
5
descendanta person who is descended from a particular ancestor
6
stowawaysomeone who hides himself in a ship to travel unnoticed
7
flourishedwaved, to get the attention of someone
8
alarmedfeel frightened, in danger
9
awful 
very bad or unpleasant
10
weirdstrange or unusual
11
frightened out of witsterrify, panic suddenly
12
scurriedmove hurriedly with short quick steps
13
miserablypitiable, unhappy manner
14
whizzingmove quickly through the air with a buzzing sound
15
creptmove slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed
16
awkwardly
uncomfortably, uneasy
17
stumbledtrip repeatedly or make continuous mistakes
18
squawka loud, harsh noise
19
snooze
a short sleep
20
making himself quite at homemaking himself comfortable, as if it was his home
21
fed uptired and unhappy
22
withereddry, wrinkled due to age
23
kept body and soul togethermanaged to stay alive
24
blistersa small bubble or boil on the skin caused by friction, burning
25
gleamingreflecting light, especially on a smooth polished surface
26
eyes fillingwith tears, crying
27
blubberingcry noisily, sob
28
shabbyin poor condition through long use or lack of care
29
sturdy
strong and solid
30
beamedsmile radiantly
31
mutteringsay something in a low or barely audible voice
32
harassedfeeling tired due to having to many demands, stressed out
33
lurking
remaining hidden, like ready to attack
34
brashlyrash, energetic quality (of a young man)
35
flashedglared
36
clattered
move about making a rattling noise