Theory:

Meaning of difficult words from the lesson "My Childhood":
 
S.No
Words
Meaning
1
IslandA piece of land covered by water on all four sides
2
ErstwhileSomething that happened previous to the event
3
InnateInborn and natural
4
GenerosityThe quality of being kind and generous
5
IdealA person or thing regarded as perfect
6
UndistinguishedPlain and ordinary
7
AncestralInheriting from family
8
LimestoneA hard rock used to make cement
9
AustereStrict attitude
10
LuxuryPossessing comfort and wealth
11
EruptTo break out suddenly
12
Provision shopA shop where basic necessities are sold
13
CasualtyProblems involving injuries or death
14
Brother-in-lawSomeone who has married one's sister
15
DinamaniA Tamil newspaper
16
InheritedTo pass down something to heirs
17
AuthorityThe control/ rights to do something
18
OrthodoxFollowing traditional beliefs of a religion
19
PriestOne who serves and performs rites in the temple
20
ContractorA person who enters into an agreement to give a service
21
PilgrimsA person who travels to a sacred place
22
PedestalA raised platform
23
ProphetGod's messenger
24
Weeping Crying or shedding tears
25
DowncastLooking sad
26
Elementary schoolA school where children are taught up to grade five
27
RespectiveBelonging or relating separately to each of two or more people or things
28
Communal intoleranceNot able to accept the differences of people from different communities
29
BluntUncompromisingly straight forward
30
ApologiseSeeking forgiveness
31
RegretTo feel bad about a decision
32
ConvictionA firmly held opinion
33
SegregationThe act of separating
34
ConservativeVery traditional and holding to old values
35
RebelA person who is in opposition
36
HesitantRefraining from doing something
37
RitualReligious actions performed
38
OptimisticBeing positive
39
UnprecedentedEvents that happen without expecting
40
ImminentSomething about to happen
41
SeagullA large bird that lives near oceans
42
PerturbedDisturbed or feeling agitated about something
43
ConfrontTo face something