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Theory:

     ‘But Zigzag is different. Somu says we are sure to love Zigzag,’ soothed Dr. Krishnan, ‘because the bird can talk and sing in about twenty-one different language mostly African languages, of course. When it sings, it moves the listeners to tears.’
 
     ‘It’s Somu’s thoughtless ways that reduce me to tears!’ Mrs. Krishnan said irritably. ‘What a time to dump this multilingual, talking-singing bird on us. Here I’m tied up in knots trying to get my paintings together for the exhibition next week.’
Explanation:
 
Dr. Krishnan continued his talk. He reassured his wife that Zigzag was different from Dr. Somu's other gifts because, according to Dr. Somu, Dr. Krishnan's family would love Zigzag. Dr. Krishnan further stated that it can speak and sing in twenty-one different languages, most of which are African languages, and that when it sings, the listeners are moved to tears. Mrs. Krishnan said sarcastically and irritably that there was yet another thoughtless gift from Dr. Somu that could make her cry after hearing what Krishnan had said.
 
She was also concerned about her time. She was worried that Dr. Somu had dumped such a nuisance (multilingual, talking-singing bird) as she was preparing for her impending painting exhibition.
 
Meaning of difficult words:
  
S. No.
Words
Meaning
1
ThoughtlessNot considering how your actions may affect or upset others.
2
DumpTo place something somewhere carelessly
3
MultilingualUsing several languages
Reference:
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2018). Term 1 English Standard-10. Zigzag - Asha Nehemiah (pp. 50-55). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.