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Theory:

Meaning of difficult words from the lesson 'The Dying Detective':
  
S.No
Words
Meaning
1
Landlady
Someone who rents out house
2
Sinking
Dying ( In the context of the lesson)
3
Adventure
To have a usual and daring experience
4
TriggerTo set off something in the initial stages
5
Curiosity
To be interested to know
6
Pry
To peak into something
7
Frantically
In a hurried and anxious way
8
Sniper
Sharp gun shooter
9
HorrifiedScared to see or feel something
10
Passed his lips
The act of eating
11
Foggy
Covered with mist
12
Gloomy
To appear sad or depressed
13
Gaunt
Looking frail and thin
14
Brought the chills
Scared or the feeling of sudden emotions
15
Flushed
Appearing red or hot due to illness
16
Twitched
Give a sudden jerking movement
17
Listless
Lacking energy or enthusiasm
18
Approaching
Coming nearer in distance and time
19
Sumatra
A small island in Indonesia
20
Exhausted
Very tired
21
Reluctant
Not completely willing
22
Stubborn
Not accepting and being determined
23
Contagious
Spread from one person to other
24
Practitioner
A person who is actively engaged in medicine or any art form
25
Specialist
A person who is skilled exclusively in one area
26
Bolted
To lock the door
27
Examine
To closely look at
28
Plague
A contagious disease that causes serious damage
29
Mantel Piece
A shelf above the fireplace
30
Ivory
Hard white material taken from elephant's task
31
Sliding
Move smoothly
32
Dreadful
In worse condition
33
Dejected
Sad or depressed
34
Stipulated
The given or prescribed time
35
Half-Crown
Old British coins
36
Tongs
Tool used to grip or hold something
37
Delirious
A disturbed state of mind
38
Fetch
To bring something
39
Planter
Someone who owns and manages a plantation
40
Persuade
To convince someone
41
Plead
To request or make an emotional appeal
42
Trembling
Body visibly shaking
43
Butler
Chief servant of the house
44
Frail
Very weak and thin
45
Delayed
Getting late
46
Startled
To be shocked
47
Footsteps
The sound of someone walking with shoes
48
Nephew
Brother's son
49
Coincidence
Events happening similarly without connection
50
Symptoms
An indication of something happening
51
Whispered
To speak slowly
52
GroanMake a deep sound
53
EvidenceProof that something had taken place
54
HandcuffsA pair of rings that encloses a prisoner's hand
55
ScuffleMoving in a hurried manner
56
CapabilityThe ability to perform
57
ImprisonmentTo arrest someone