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Theory:

Meaning of difficult words from the poem "The Ant and the Cricket":
 
S.No
Words
Meanings
1
AccustomedHabitual, usual
2
GayBright, Vibrant
3
CrumbA small piece of bread, biscuit, etc
4
SillyNot showing thought
5
CricketAn insect that is dark coloured and eats plants
6
ForeshadowA sign of something that will happen in future
7
StuntedShowing less growth
8
ChirpyCheerful and lively
9
StarvationSuffering or death due to lack of food
10
FamineScarcity of food
11
DrippingSo wet as to shed drops of liquid
12
MiserlyA person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible
13
QuothSaid (in Old English)
14
MockeryTo tease or fool others
15
Dance the winter awaySpend time dancing, during the winter
16
WicketAn opening in a door, gate or wall
17
HastilyUrgently, quickly
18
Folks
People in general