Theory:

Meanings of difficult words from the lesson "The Three Questions":
  
No
Word
Meaning
1
proclaimedannounce officially or publicly
2
councila group of wise people chosen to make rules and to give advice
3
councillorsmembers of the council
4
hermita person who lives alone and leads a simple life
5
wood/woodsa small forest
6
affairsbusinesses, events, issues, matters
7
spadea tool with a sharp-edged, metal blade and a long handle, used for digging earth
8
bedssmall patches of ground, where plants are grown
9
faintedlost consciousness
10
moaningmake a long, low sound expressing physical pain
11
gazinglook steadily and intently
12
thresholda strip of wood or stone forming the bottom of a doorway
13
crouchedsquat or duck down
14
swore revengeto hurt someone in return for being hurt by that person
15
ambusha surprise attack by people waiting in a hidden position
16
restorereturn (someone or something) to a former condition
17
porcha covered shelter at the entrance of a building
18
pitiedfelt sorrow for the hardships of someone
19
repentedfelt regret about one's wrongdoing or a sin