Meanings of difficult words from the lesson "Think To Win":
wobblemove unsteadily from side to side
shakentrembled, vibrated
pacifiedcalm down the anger, excitement
stormedmove angrily in a specified direction 
pleadedmake an emotional appeal 
contrastthe state of being strikingly different from something else
rashlywithout careful consideration of the possible consequences
remorsefulfilled with regret; feeling sorry and guilty
consoledcomfort (someone) at a time of grief or disappointment
gloomilydepressed, dejected 
relay racea race between two or more teams of contestants, each contestant being relieved by a teammate after running part of the distance
enthusiastichaving intense and eager enjoyment, interest
nimblequick and light in movement or action, agile
confidedtrust (someone) enough to tell them of a secret
 15vociferousloud and forceful
placatingintended to make someone less angry
stridewalk with long, decisive steps in a specified direction
batona short stick or tube passed from runner to runner in a relay race
dolefullyexpressing sorrow, mournful
bustlingfull of activity
mettlea person's ability to cope well with difficulties; spirit and resilience
fumbleddo or handle something clumsily
abreastside by side and facing the same way
fleetinglyfor a very short time
absorbedtotally taken in
beamingsmiling broadly