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Theory:

Meanings of the difficult words from the lesson "The Christmas Truce":
  
 
S.No
WordsMeanings
1
Asleep  In a state of sleep  
2
DareHave the courage to do something
3
Dugout A shelter, usually for soldiers, made by digging a hole in the ground and covering it 
4
Fairy tale A traditional story was written for children that usually involves imaginary creatures and magic 
   5Carol A religious folk song or famous hymn, particularly one associated with Christmas  
6
Soldier A person who serves in the army  
7
Battlefield  A place where a battle is being fought or has been fought in the past 
8
Trench A long, narrow ditch 
9
Artillery  Very large guns that are moved on wheels or metal tracks, or the part of the army that uses these 
10
Maim  To injure a person so severely that a part of their body will no longer work as it should  
11
Sniper A person who shoots from a hiding place, especially accurately and at long range 
12
Bullet A small, metal object that is fired from a gun 
13
Muck Wet, sticky mud or dirt 
14
Pan Any of various types of metal containers, usually not deep, used for cooking food 
15
Splatter  Drops of a thick liquid that have splashed or fallen somewhere 
16
Cake A thick or sticky substance that hardens when dry and becomes overspread on the surface of an object 
17
Suck Very bad or unpleasant 
18
Boot A type of shoe that covers the whole foot and the lower part of the leg
19
Slog  Work hard over a period of time 
20
Cot A narrow bed 
21
Tinge Having a very slight amount of colour
22
Rifle A type of gun with a long barrel that is fired from the shoulder 
23
Sandbag A bag filled with sand, typically used for defensive purposes or as ballast in a boat  
24
Grab  Grasp or seize suddenly and roughly  
25
Cluster  A group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together 
26
Candle  A cylinder or block of wax or tallow with a central wick which is lit to produce light as it burns 
27
LanternA light inside a container that has a handle for holding it or hanging it up, or the container itself
28
BeaconA fire or light set up in a high or prominent position as a warning, signal, or celebration
29
GoodwillFriendly, helpful, or cooperative feelings or attitude
30
ApplaudShow approval or praise by clapping
31
HarmonyThe combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce a pleasing effect
32
BewildermentA feeling of being perplexed and confused
33
AstonishmentGreat surprise
34
AnnounceMake a formal public statement about a fact, occurrence, or intention
35
SentryA soldier stationed to keep guard or to control access to a place
36
Bonfire A large open-air fire used for burning rubbish or as part of a celebration
37
Mingle Move among and engage with others at a social function
38
Khaki A strong cotton or wool fabric of a dull brownish-yellow colour, used especially in military clothing
39
Waiter A man whose job is to serve customers at their tables in a restaurant
40
Porter A person employed to carry luggage and other loads, especially in a railway station, airport, hotel, or market
41
Converse Engage in conversation
42
Exchange An act of giving one thing and receiving another especially of the same kind in return
43
SausageAn item of food in the form of a cylindrical length of minced pork or other meat encased in a skin, typically sold raw to be grilled or fried before eating
44
Clutch Grasp something tightly
45
EmperorA sovereign ruler of an empire
46
EnemyA person who is actively opposed or hostile to someone or something
47
Befriend Act as or become a friend to someone, especially when they are in need of help or support
48
Dispute A disagreement or argument
49
Regret
To feel sorry about a situation, especially something sad or wrong or a mistake that you have made
50
Shirk Avoid or neglect a duty or responsibility
51
ReprisalAn activity against another person, especially as a punishment by military forces or a political group
52
InsultAn offensive remark or action