Theory:

Meanings of difficult words from the poem "The Open Window":
 
Sl. No.
Words
Meanings
1
PresentlyAfter a short time
2
Self-PossessedTo be calm and in control of your emotions at all times
3
MeantimeThe time before something happens or before a specified period ends
4
EndeavourTry to do or achieve something
5
Flatter
Lavish praise and compliments on someone, often insincerely and with the aim of furthering one's own interests
6
Niece
A daughter of one's brother or sister, or of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law
7
SuccessionA number of people or things of a similar kind following one after the other
8
MigrateMove from one place to another
9
RuralIn, relating to, or characteristic of the countryside rather than the town
10
Retreat
A quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax; an act of moving back or withdrawing
11
Moping
To become unhappy and dejected; to be unhappy and unwilling to think or act in a positive way, especially because of a disappointment
12
CommunionThe sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially on a mental or spiritual level; a kind of communication
13
HardlyUsed to qualify a statement by saying that it is true to an insignificant degree
14
PursueFollow or chase someone or something
15
CallerA person who pays a brief visit
16
Masculine
Having qualities or appearance traditionally associated with men
17
HabitationThe act of living in a particular place
18
French WindowA pair of glass doors, usually opening from the back of a house into its garden; or a pair of windows that looks like a door, reaches to the floor, contains no grill, and has a vertical bar between the two sections of the window
19
MoorAn open area of hills covered with rough grass, especially in Britain
20
Engulf
To surround and cover something or someone completely
21
TreacherousSomething that is extremely dangerous, especially because of bad weather conditions
22
BogSoft, wet ground
23
Dreadful
Of a situation that is very bad; causing fear, shock, or suffering
24
RecoverTo get something back that was lost
25
FalteringlyTo be unsteady in speech or action, as from loss of courage or confidence
26
SpanielA dog of a breed with a long silky coat and drooping ears
27
Got on her nervesTo get on someone's nerves is to become extremely annoying to someone
28
Creepy
To cause an unpleasant feeling of fear or unease
29
ShudderTo shake suddenly with very small movements because of a very unpleasant thought or feeling
30
BustleTo do things in a hurried and busy way
31
WhirlA rapid and frantic activity
32
BrisklyIn an active, quick, or energetic way
33
SnipeA bird with a long, straight beak that lives near rivers and marshes
34
Marsh
An area of low, wet land, usually covered with tall grasses, and is sometimes situated new a water body such as river or sea
35
MessTo make things dirty or untidy
36
MenfolkA group of men considered collectively, especially the men of a particular family or community
37
RattleTo speak quickly, and often, noisily
38
CheerfullyIn a way that inspires feelings of happiness
39
ScarcityTo be in short supply
40
Prospect
Chances or opportunities for success
41
GhastlyCausing great horror or fear; something that is unpleasant and/or scary
42
HostessA woman (lady of the house) who receives or entertains the guests
43
Fragment
A small part of something
44
LabouredDone with great effort and difficulty
45
DelusionSomething that is falsely or delusively believed or propagated
46
AcquaintanceA person one knows slightly, but who is not a close friend
47
AilmentAn illness, typically a minor one
48
InfirmityPhysical or mental weakness
49
ComprehensionThe ability to understand something
50
Dazed
Unable to think or react properly, especially due to an emotional or physical shock
51
HorrorAn extremely strong feeling of fear and shock
52
Twilight
The period just before it becomes completely dark in the evening; the period between sunset and dusk
53
HoarseOf a voice that sounds rough or weak
54
ChantTo sing a word to a simple tune, or to repeat it continuously
55
DuskThe time just before night when the day has almost lost all its light but it is not completely dark yet; roughly, the period between twilight and night
56
BoundTo jump or leap about
57
Grab
To take hold of something or someone suddenly and roughly
58
Gravel
Small, round stones, often mixed with sand
59
DriveA private area in front of a house or other building onto which you can drive and park your car
60
HeadlongTo do something very quick and without much thought; or quickly without considering what you are doing
61
HedgeA line of bushes or small trees planted very close together, especially along the edge of a garden, field, or road
62
ImminentComing or likely to happen very soon
63
CollisionAn accident that happens when two vehicles hit each other with force
64
BearerA person who is carrying something
65
MackintoshA raincoat that is made out of rubberised fabric
66
BoltTo move very fast, especially as a result of being frightened
67
DashTo go somewhere quickly, especially by running
68
CemeteryAn area of ground in which dead bodies are buried
69
Snarl(Especially of dogs) to make a deep, rough sound while showing the teeth, usually in anger
70
Grin(Here) To look angrily so as to reveal the teeth
71
FoamTo produce a small bubbles (due to the presence of liquid)
72
To lose their nerveTo lose one's nerve is to suddenly become too frightened
73
RomanceA heroic, adventurous, or mysterious story, something that lacks basis in fact
74
Short noticeIn a matter of short time; almost immediately where one isn't given enough time to get prepared