Theory:

Meaning of difficult words from the lesson, "The Aged Mother":
  
S. No.
Words
Meaning
1.
AgedVery old people
2.
WidowA woman who had lost her spouse
3.
HumbleNot feeling proud
4.
DespoticRefers to someone who uses their power on someone cruelly
5.
SuggestiveMaking you think of something
6.
ProclamationRefers to an official announcement
7.
ProvinceRefers to a country or region under the control of a ruler
8.
BarabarousIndicates an uncivilised state
9.
AbandonTo leave someone or something that you are responsible for
10.
CustomRefers to a traditional practice in a society or a group
11.
To sighTo take or let out a long, deep breathe
12.
MandateAn authoritative order or command 
13.
Principal Refers to something important
14.
NarrowVery short in width 
15.
BareNot covered by anything
16.
BrushRefers to branches or twigs of a tree 
17.
RecklessIgnoring the dangerous results of something
18.
AnxiousWorried or tensed about something
19.
SnapTo break something usually with a sound
20.
TwigA thin branch of a brush or a tree
21.
StoopTo bend half of your body forward and down
22.
TrembleTo shake or shiver
23.
ShrivelTo contract or wrinkle
24.
ClosetA large cupboard for storing things 
25.
HeraldsMessengers who deliver government orders to the general people
26.
HidTo prevent something from being seen
27.
DistressThe state of being in severe danger and needing immediate help
28.
WhisperTo speak softly
29.
BlazeStrong burning fire