Theory:

Meaning of difficult words from the lesson "Brought To Book":
 
S.No
Words
Meaning
1.
Stern
Being strict or severe
2.
Rapping
Hitting very hardly
3.
Horn-rimmed glasses
Refers to glasses made of tortoise shell or thick plastic
4.
Glare
To look at something very angrily
5.
Command
An order
6.
Instantly
Immediately
7.
Rigorous
Being strict
8.
Nod
To move your head up and down in a way to say 'yes'
9.
To proceed
To continue or go on
10.
Gesture
Refers to a movement with a hand or head in order to show or tell something
11.
Trembling
To shake slightly due to fear
12.
Unmarked
Being plain without any mark
13.
Dog-eared
A folded-down corner of a page
14.
Wreck
To damage or spoil something
15.
Sniff
To stop liquid in the nose without coming out
16.
Water off a duck's back!
Having no effect on someone
17.
Slip off
Take off with ease or speed
18.
Ruin
To spoil or destroy
19.
Stentorian
A very loud voice
20.
Ill-treat
To treat someone badly
21.
Delicate
Needing to be handled carefully
22.
Terrible
Very unpleasant or serious
23.
Stunned
Shocked or surprised
24.
CramTo stuff too many things in a limited space
25.
DrippingFlowing in drops
26.
Mumble
To say something quietly so that people cannot hear it
27.
ApologyA spoken or written statement that explains you are feeling sorry about something
28.
PatheticSomething that makes you to feel pity
29.
Scream
To make a loud cry when you are angry, hurt or excited
30.
Clumsy
Not refined or graceful
31.
Mercilessly
Without any pity
32.
PromptTo make something to start
33.
Batter
To beat something repeatedly
34.
Negligence
Failure to give attention or not being careful
35.
Wither
To become speechless and without action
36.
Envy
Desire to have something that someone has
37.
Pock-mark
A mark on the body
38.
Ponderous
Slow and awkward being very heavy
39.
Lumber
To move slowly and awkwardly
40.
StrapAn elongated leather strip for binding things together or holding something in position
41.
SensibleBeing reasonable and practical
42.
DraggingTo pull something with much difficulty
43.
Pipe
To speak in a high voice
44.
Oath
A formal promise
45.
Choked
Feeling sad, angry or excited that makes you difficult to speak
46.
DeterminedHaving strongly decided to do something
47.
March
To walk in a determined way
48.
IssueProblem or a subject that people discuss or argue about
49.
Bear To suffer or accept a bad situation
50.
WaveA sudden increase in particular type of behaviour
51.
BangTo hit something hard
52.
MeanwhileRefers to the same time or time between two things happening
53.
Stare
To look at something for a long time
54.
Intensely
Extremely or strongly
55.
VictimSomeone who was harmed suffered or killed out of crime
56.
Verdict
An official judgement made in the court
57.
SpillFlow or fall out of something and become lost
58.
Thrash
To hit someone as a punishment
59.
Shrill
A loud, unpleasant voice
60.
Fury
A strong anger feeling which lasts for a minimum period
61.
Agitate
To make someone feel strongly about something
62.
YellA sudden loud cry
63.
Anticipation
A feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen in future
64.
Menace
Something that is likely to harm
65.
Frantically In a hurried and excited or confused way
66.
MobA disorganized crowd
67.
ThreatenLikely to cause harm or damage
68.
Petite
Refers to a woman who is small, thin and attractive
69.
Firm
Being strong and steady
70.
Backed off
Move backwards from a certain position
71.
Staunch
Believing in or supporting for something strongly
72.
Admiration
A feeling of delighted liking and appreciation for someone or something
73.
GratefulnessA feel of thankfulness
74.
Astonish
To surprise someone
75.
Chore
A regular or routine work 
76.
Glue
A sticky substance used for joining together