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Theory:

Meanings of difficult words from the lesson "A Dilemma":
  
S.No
Words 
Meanings
1
PearlA hard, lustrous spherical mass, typically white or bluish-grey, formed within the shell of a pearl oyster or other bivalve mollusc and is highly prized as a gem
2
Hate To dislike someone or something very much
3
Expect To think or believe something will happen, or someone will arrive
4
Illness A disease or period of sickness affecting the body or mind
   5Ingenious Of a person, very intelligent and skilful, or of a thing skilfully made or planned and involving new ideas and methods
6
Improvement An occasion when something gets better or when you make it better
7
ManiaIs a strong interest in something that fills a person's mind or uses up all their time
8
Precious Of great value because of being rare, expensive, or important
9
BachelorA man who is not married
10
Rare Not common or frequent; very unusual
11
GemA precious stone, especially when cut into a regular shape; jewel 
12
RubyA transparent, dark red precious stone, often used in jewellery
13
Clerk A person who works in an office, dealing with records or performing general office duties
14
HopeSomething good that you want to happen in the future, or a confident feeling about what will happen in the future
15
SoleBeing one only; single
16
RelativeA member of your family
17
Malicious Intended to harm or upset other people
18
GrinA wide smile
19
QueerStrange, unusual, or not expected
20
Annuity A fixed sum of money paid to someone each year, typically for the rest of their life
21
FortuneA large amount of money, goods, property
22
Desire To want something, especially strongly
23
ExpectationThe feeling that good things are going to happen in the future
24
Repent To be very sorry for something bad you have done in the past and wish that you had not done it
25
Wickedness The fact of being morally very wrong or bad
26
Memory The ability to remember information, experiences, and people
27
HeirA person who will legally receive money, property, or a title from another person, especially an older member of the same family, when that other person dies
28
FuneralA ceremony or service held shortly after a person's death, usually including the person's burial or cremation
29
Expenditure An amount of money, time, or effort that is spent
30
Hasten To make something happen sooner or more quickly
31
DiamondA precious stone consisting of a clear and colourless crystalline form of pure carbon, the hardest naturally occurring substance 
32
DynamiteA type of explosive
33
AccurateCorrect, exact, and without any mistakes
34
AppalledHaving strong feelings of shock or disapproval
35
InheritanceMoney or objects that someone gives you when they die
36
Watch guardA short ribbon or chain attached to a pocket watch with trousers or vests, usually used by men
37
FiendAn evil spirit
38
Patent The official legal right to make or sell an invention for a particular number of years  
39
Explosive Able or likely to shatter violently or burst apart
40
Burglar A person who illegally enters buildings and steals things 
41
RumbleTo make a continuous low sound
42
Despair The feeling that there is no hope and that you can do nothing to improve a difficult or worrying situation
43
Consult Seek information or advice from someone, especially an expert or professional
44
DilemmaA situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two different things you could do
45
Salary A fixed amount of money agreed every year as pay for an employee, usually paid directly into his or her bank account every month
46
IncredibleImpossible, or very difficult, to believe
47
AfraidFeeling fear, or feeling worried about the possible results of a particular situation
48
Contrive To arrange a situation or event, or arrange for something to happen, using clever planning
49
Lunatic Someone who behaves in a silly or dangerous way
50
CriminalSomeone who commits a crime
51
SuspiciousMaking you feel that something illegal is happening or that something is wrong
52
Threaten To be likely to cause harm or damage to something or someone
53
Advice An opinion that someone offers you about what you should do or how you should act in a particular situation
54
EnormousExtremely large
55
AvariceAn extremely strong wish to get or keep money or possessions
56
LedgerA book in which things are regularly recorded, especially business activities and money received or paid
57
RiddleSomething that is confusing or a problem that is difficult to solve
58
Absurd Stupid and unreasonable, or silly in a humorous way notions
59
NotionA belief or idea
60
MorbidToo interested in unpleasant subjects, especially death; Relating to or caused by a disease
61
Miserable Very unhappy
62
Counsel To give advice, especially on social or personal problems
63
Assist To help
64
EngagementA formal agreement to get married
65
SuburbAn outlying district of a city, especially a residential one
66
OccupationA person's job
67
Curiosity An eager wish to know or learn about something
68
ReporterA person whose job is to discover information about news events and describe them for a newspaper or magazine or for radio or television
69
Delighted
A feeling or showing great pleasure for something
70
Assist
Guiding someone in any task
71
Collector
An official responsible for collecting money
72
ColdlyWithout any emotions