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Theory:

Meanings of the difficult words from the lesson "The Last Lesson":
 
S.No
Words 
Meanings
1
Dread To feel extremely worried or frightened about something that is going to happen or that might happen 
2
Scolding The act of speaking angrily to someone because of not obeying your words 
3
Participle The form of a verb that usually ends in "ed" or "ing" and is used as an adjective 
4
Chirping  A short, sharp, high-pitched sound of a bird 
   5Drilling Training or instructing in a military exercise
6
Bulletin-board A board on a wall for putting up notices
7
Crowd A large group of people who have come together
8
Battle A fight between armed forces 
9
Hurry To move or do things more quickly than expected or to make someone do
10
Blacksmith A person who makes and repairs iron objects and horseshoes
11
Apprentice Someone who works for an employer for an agreed period to learn a new skill, often for a low wage 
12
Frighten To make someone feel fear
13
Unison Acting or speaking together, or at the same time 
14
Out of breath Breathing with difficulty, panting, gasping 
15
Rapping  Strike sharply with a ruler or similar implement several times against a hard surface 
16
Commotion A state of confused and noisy disturbance 
17
Blush To become red in the face, usually from embarrassment or shyness
18
Ruler A narrow, flat object with straight edges you can use to draw straight lines and has markings used to measure
19
Frill A long, narrow strip of cloth with folds along one side that is sewn along the edge of a piece of clothing or material for decoration 
20
Embroidered Cloth decorated with patterns sewn on with thread 
21
Inspection  The act of looking at something carefully, or an official visit to a building or organisation to check that everything is correct and legal
22
Strange  Unusual or surprising; difficult to understand or explain  
23
Solemn Serious and without any humour 
24
Surprise An unexpected or astonishing event  
25
SpectacleAn unusual or unexpected event or situation that attracts attention, interest, or disapproval 
26
Primer A small book containing basic facts about a subject, used mainly when you are beginning to learn about that subject 
27
Attentive Paying close attention to something  
28
Thunderclap  Used in similes to refer to something startling or unexpected  
29
Wretches An unfortunate or unhappy person 
30
Nuisance  A person or thing causing inconvenience or annoyance
31
Faithful People who are always loyal to a particular group or organisation 
32
Respect  A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements 
33
Dreadful   Causing or involving great suffering, fear, or unhappiness; extremely bad or serious 
34
Trouble  To cause someone to be worried or nervous 
35
Reproach   Express to (someone) one's disapproval of or disappointment in their actions 
36
Anxious   Feeling or showing worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome 
37
Blame   Feel or declare that someone or something is responsible for a fault or wrong
38
Fishing  The activity of catching fish, either for food or as a sport  
39
Enslave Make someone a slave  
40
Floating   Not fixed in one position, place, or level 
41
Grammar  The study or use of the rules about how words change their form and combine with other words to express meaning 
42
Amaze Surprise someone greatly; fill with astonishment 
43
Patience The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious 
44
Beetle An insect with a hard shell-like back 
45
Scratch Marking the surface of something with a sharp or pointed object 
46
Rod  A thin straight bar, especially of wood or metal 
47
Hook A piece of metal or other hard material curved or bent back at an angle for catching hold of or hanging things on 
48
Gaze A long look, usually of a particular kind 
49
Window An opening in the wall or roof of a building or vehicle, fitted with glass in a frame to allow light or air and allow people to see out 
50
Walnut A nut with a slightly bitter taste, a series of folds in it, and a hard shell 
51
Emotion A strong feeling deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others 
52
Hopvine  The twining stem of the hop plant 
53
Dismiss Order or allow to leave; send away 
54
Gesture  A movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning