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Theory:

Meanings of the difficult words from the lesson "The Night The Ghost Got In":
 
Sl. No.
Words
Meanings
1
Hullabaloo
A commotion
2
AdventThe arrival (or emergence) of a person or thing
3
PatrolmanPoliceman
4
ParanoiaA mental condition where one has extreme feelings that others are trying to harm him/her
5
Delusion
Belief in something that is not true
6
Quickcadenced
(Quick+Cadenced) Cadence refers to the modulation of a sound, the regular rise and fall of it
7
RapidlyVery quickly
8
CreakTo make a harsh, high-pitched sound when pressure or weight is applied on a wooden object
9
TrodTo walk
10
BurglarA person who illegally enters buildings and steals things
11
Tiptoe
To walk quietly and carefully with one's heels raised and one's weight on the balls of the feet
12
PsstA way to attract someone's attention, usually when you are trying to be quiet about getting attention
13
HissTo whisper something in an urgent (or angry) way
14
AwpOften expressed as 'aww', 'awp' is an expression used to express mild disappointment
15
Despondent
In low spirits from loss of hope or courage
16
Beagle
A small breed of dog with a short coat, primarily used for hunting hares
17
CeaseTo stop
18
AlarmAn anxious awareness of danger
19
GripTake and keep a firm hold of; to grasp tightly
20
Slam
To shut (a door, window, or lid) forcefully and loudly
21
Arouse
Awaken someone from sleep
22
Peer
To look with difficulty or concentration at someone or something; come into view
23
Venture
A risky or daring journey or undertaking
24
Gruff(Of a person's voice) low or displaying lack of patience
25
Intuitively
Without conscious reasoning; instinctively
26
Excited(In the context) Feeling or showing great or abnormal excitement or emotional disturbance
27
IncomparableHaving no parallel or equal; totally different
28
Flung
(Past tense of 'Fling') To move or push (something) suddenly or violently
29
WhamStrike something forcefully; make a loud sound as of a forceful impact
30
PaneA single sheet of glass in a window or door
31
TinkleTo make or cause to make a light, clear ringing sound
32
Engraver
Someone who cuts designs or words on metal, glass, or wood
33
Attacks
Here, a sudden short bout of an illness or stress
34
Frothing
A mass of small bubbles appearing at ones mouth; to be extremely angry
35
FistA person's hand when the fingers are bent in towards the palm and held there tightly, typically in order to strike a blow or grasp something
36
PeoriaA city in Illinois, a state in the Midwestern region of the United States
37
HeaveTo lift, haul, or throw something heavy with great effort
38
EnormousVery large in size, quantity, or extent
39
FancyTo feel a desire or liking for
40
Commendably
In a way that is deserving of praise
41
Sedan
A type of car
42
Patrol WagonAn enclosed motortruck used by police to carry large number of police officers or prisoners
43
Streak
A long, thin line or mark
44
GleamShine brightly, especially with reflected light
45
YardAn area of land used for a particular purpose or business
46
Hoarse(Of a person's voice) sounding rough and harsh
47
StitchA loop of thread or yarn
48
Wound(Past tense of wind) to wrap or surround
49
BevelledHaving a sloping edge rather than a squared one
50
Rend
To tear something into pieces
51
Crisscross
To form a pattern of intersecting lines or paths on a place
52
Stab
To push (move) forward
53
ReportTo inform or update
54
Musta(a colloquial slang for) Must have
55
Whatt'd(a colloquial slang for) What did
56
WhoopTo behave (or to enjoy) oneself  in a noisy way
57
Ya(a colloquial slang for) Your
58
Tick
A parasitic arachnid that attaches itself to the skin of a terrestrial vertebrate from which it sucks blood
59
TrompTo walk heavily
60
YankTo pull with a jerk
61
DrawersA box-shaped storage compartment without a lid, made to slide horizontally in and out of a desk, chest, or other piece of furniture
62
ThumpA heavy deadened sound
63
RansackTo search a place thoroughly, especially in such a way as to cause harm
64
ClosetA tall cupboard or wardrobe with a door, used for storage
65
ZitherA musical instrument shaped like a flat box, with many strings stretched across it that you pull at with your fingers or with a small piece of plastic
66
PoolA game played on a small billiard table using two sets of seven coloured and numbered balls together with one black ball and a white cue ball, with the aim of pocketing all one's own balls and then the black
67
StrumTo play (a guitar or similar instrument) by sweeping the thumb or a plectrum up or down across the strings
68
Paw(Informal) A human hand, especially a large clumsy one
69
Guinea pigA tailless South American rodent
70
HystericalAffected by or deriving from wildly uncontrolled emotion
71
NodTo move your head down and then up slightly and briefly to show agreement or approval
72
Oā€™Contracted form of 'Of'
73
SnapA hurried, irritable tone or manner
74
InterveneTo become involved in a situation so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events
75
PhaseA period of strange or difficult behaviour that will stop after a while
76
HammerTo defeat someone completely in a game or a fight
77
Retreat(Of an army) withdraw from enemy forces after a defeat
78
DesertAbandon someone or something in a way considered disloyal
79
FlannelA kind of soft woven fabric, typically made of wool or cotton and slightly milled and raised
80
Ye(A colloquial slang) You
81
Cowardly; Lily-liveredLacking courage
82
T'(A colloquial slang) To
83
FetchGo for and then bring back (someone or something) for someone
84
SmackA sharp slap or blow, typically one given with the palm of the hand
85
SprawlTo sit, lie, or fall with one's arms and legs spread out in an ungainly way
86
BeatTo move with sudden speed
87
RetreatAn act of moving back or withdrawing
88
HolsterA holder for carrying a handgun or other firearm, typically made of leather and worn on a belt or under the arm
89
RafterA beam forming part of the internal framework of a roof
90
ReportA sudden loud noise of or like an explosion or gunfire
91
ReluctantUnwilling and hesitant
92
DistinctlyIn a way that is readily distinguishable by the senses
93
PhonyA thing that is not genuine
94
WispySomething frail and weak
95
MingleA combination of two or more different things
96
SuspicionCautious distrust
97
LowdownThe true facts or relevant information about something
98
GazeTo look steadily and intently
99
Slot machineA machine that you try to win money from by putting coins into it and operating it, often by pressing a button or pulling a handle
100
BlasphemingTo use offensive language, especially as an expression of anger
101
Yeh(Variant spelling of) Yeah
102
GlaredTo stare in an angry or fierce way
103
IdeeIdea
104
Tarryhootinā€™Tarry (to stay somewhere longer than you should) + hoot (to shout loudly)