Theory:

Meanings of the difficult words from the lesson "Iswaran the Storyteller":
 
S.No
Words
Meanings
1
SupervisorA person who directs and oversees the work of another person
2
Anecdote A short amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person
3
BachelorAn unmarried man
4
Canvas tentA portable shelter made of some kind of cloth stretched over a frame or poles
5
Ill-equippedLacking the ability or equipment necessary to do something well
6
QuarryA place, typically a large, deep pit, from which stone or other materials have been extracted
7
Weave Make a complex story or pattern from a number of interconnected elements
8
IngredientAny of the food or substances that are combined to make a particular dish
9
Desolate A place seemed to be empty without any houses or shop
10
Miraculously In a way that suggests or resembles a miracle
11
Conjure To make something appear by magic
12
Leisurely Without hurry
13
Muttering To speak quietly and in a low voice that is not easy to hear
14
Dozing offFall lightly asleep
15
Description A written or spoken statement about something that enables a reader or listener to picturise it
16
Hurried Done something in a hurry or rushed manner
17
ThrallThe state of being in someone's power, or of having great power over someone
18
IncidentAn instance of something happening; an event or occurrence
19
Suspense A state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen
20
Surprise An unexpected or astonishing event or fact
21
TaleA fictitious or true narrative or story, especially one that is imaginatively recounted
22
Deserted Of a place without any human inhabitant
23
Enormous Very large in size, quantity, or extent
24
Beast An animal, especially a large or dangerous four-footed one
25
Sprawled Spread out over a large area in an untidy or irregular way
26
Inclined Leaning or turning away from the vertical or horizontal; sloping
27
TimberTrees grown for use in building or carpentry
28
Hauled Of an animal or person used to pull or drag something with great effort or force
29
Mahout A man who looks after the elephant or caretaker of the elephant
30
Prologue A separate introductory section of a literary, dramatic, or musical work
31
Tusker An elephant or wild boar with well-developed tusks
32
Stamping Bring down one's foot heavily on the ground or on something on the ground
33
Creepers Any plant that grows along the ground, around another plant, or up a wall by means of extending stems or branches
34
Emulation An effort to show something typically by imitation
35
Excitement A feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness
36
Outskirt The outer part of a town or city
37
Fence A barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to prevent or control access or escape
38
Smashed Violently or badly broken or shattered
39
StallA stand, booth, or compartment for the sale of goods in a market or large covered area
40
Helter-skelter Involving disorderly haste or confusion
41
PanicSudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behaviour
42
Grunted A sound made by an elephant
43
Depredation An act of attacking or plundering
44
Inhabitant A person or animal that lives in or occupies a place
45
RooftopThe outer surface of a building's roof
46
Grabbed Grasp or seize suddenly and roughly
47
Cane A long, thin stick used, to punish someone by hitting them
48
Hypnotised To keep the attention so strongly in someone or something and feel that it was unable to move on from that
49
TrumpetSound of an elephant
50
Mustering Bringing up the power to hit or attack something or someone
51
Whacked Hit forcefully with a sharp blow
52
Stunned A person or an animal gets shocked and it is temporarily unable to react
53
UnfinishedNot finished or concluded; incomplete
54
MumblingSpeaking or spoken in a quiet and indistinct way
55
Rapt Giving complete attention, or showing complete involvement
56
UnconsciousNot awake and aware of and responding to one's environment
57
Veterinary doctorA person who gives treatment for farm and domestic animals
58
Paralyses Cause a person or part of the body to become partly or wholly incapable of movement
59
Summoned Order someone to be present in a place
60
Recounting Tell someone about something; give an account of an event or experience
61
AdventureAn unusual and exciting or daring experience
62
Horror storiesA literary or film genre concerned with arousing feelings of horror
63
Credible Able to be believed; convincing
64
Inimitable Good or unusual as to be impossible to copy; unique
65
Tradition The transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way
66
Delicacies Something especially rare or expensive that is good to eat
67
AncestorA person, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended
68
Spirits The form of a dead person or similar to a ghost
69
Complimented Politely congratulate or praise someone for something
70
Culinary Connected with cooking, especially as a developed skill or art
71
Pleased Feeling or showing pleasure and satisfaction, especially at an event or a situation
72
UnexpectedlyIn a way that was not expected or regarded as likely
73
SupernaturalOf a manifestation or event attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature or ghost
74
Burial groundAn area of ground set aside for the burying of human bodies
75
Jerked To make a short sudden movement out of fear or anxiety
76
Reverie A state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream
77
Drifted Move passively, aimlessly, or involuntarily into a certain situation or condition
78
SkullA bone framework enclosing the brain of a vertebrate; the skeleton of a person's or animal's head
79
FrightenMake someone afraid or anxious
80
Horrible Very unpleasant
81
Ugly Unpleasant or repulsive, especially in appearance
82
Shrivelled Wrinkled and shrunken, especially as a result of loss of moisture or old age
83
Skeleton The frame of bones supporting a human or animal body
84
Foetus An unborn child
85
ImaginationThe ability of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses
86
NonsenseSpoken or written words that have no meaning or make no sense
87
Sulk Be silent, and bad-tempered out of annoyance or disappointment
88
Cheerful Noticeably happy and optimistic
89
Talkative Fond of or given to talking
89
UneaseAnxiety or discontent
90
VicinityThe area near or surrounding a particular place
91
Landscape A large area of countryside, especially in relation to its appearance
92
Moan Make a long, low sound expressing physical or mental suffering
93
Prowling Of a person or animal move about restlessly and stealthily, especially in search of prey
94
Guttural Harsh-sounding
95
Curiosity A strong desire to know or learn something
96
FelineAppearing or behaving like a cat
97
Clutching Grasp something tightly
98
Auto suggestionThe practice of suggesting thoughts to oneself
99
Ghastly Causing great horror or fear
100
Subconscious The part of your mind that notices and remembers information when you are not actively trying to do so, and influences your behaviour even though you do not realise it
110
Trick A cunning act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone
 111PantingBreathing with short, quick breaths; out of breath
 112Faded Gradually grow faint and disappear
 113MemoryThe ability to remember information, experiences, and people
 114Greet Give a polite word of recognition or sign of welcome when meeting someone
 115Grin Express with a broad smile
 116Haunted Of a place occupied by a ghost