Theory:

Meanings of difficult words from the poem "A Legend of the Northland":
 
S.No
Words
Meanings
1
NorthlandBelonging or relating to a group of northern European countries that includes Denmark, Norway, and Sweden
2
HarnessA piece of equipment with straps and belts, used to control or hold in place a person, animal, or object
3
SwiftHappening quickly or promptly
4
ReindeerA type of deer with large horns that lives in the northern parts of Europe, Asia, and North America
5
SledgeA vehicle used for travelling over snow and ice with long, narrow strips of wood or metal under it instead of wheels, often pulled by animals
6
CubA young lion, bear, wolf, etc.
7
FurryOf, relating to, or resembling fur
8
’Tis(Short form of) it is
9
PreachingThe act of delivering a sermon (religious address/talk) to an assembled group of people, typically in church
10
CottageA small house, typically one in the country
11
HearthThe part of a brick oven on which the fire rests
12
FaintTo feel weak, as if you are about to become unconscious
13
FastingThe act of abstaining from all or some kinds of food or drink, especially as a religious observance, or at times for medical or experimental reasons
14
StoreAn amount of something that is being kept for future use
15
BakeTo cook food by dry heat without direct exposure to a flame, typically in an oven
16
Kneaded    To press something, especially a mixture for making bread, firmly and repeatedly with the hands and fingers
17
ScrapA small piece or amount of something, especially one that is left over after the greater part has been used
18
PartThe act of leaving something or someone
19
DoughA fairly firm mixture of flour, water, and other ingredients used for preparing bread, pastry, and biscuits
20
WaferA thin, light, crisp biscuit; a thin piece of something
 21
ProvokeTo cause a reaction, especially a negative one; to make a person or an animal angry
22
DwellTo live in or at a specified place
23
ScantySmall or insufficient in quantity or amount
24
BoringMaking a deep hole in something hard
25
WoodAn area of land, smaller than a forest, that is covered with growing trees
26
ChimneyA pipe through which smoke goes up into the air, usually through the roof of a building
27
WoodpeckerA bird that uses its strong beak to make holes in tree trunks in order to find insects to eat
28
Scarlet(Of colour) bright red