14 July 2021

The Snake and the Mirror Vocabulary/Glossary/Meanings for 9th class English with pictures

The snake and the mirror

Glossary (contextual meanings)

 coil : arrange (something long and flexible) in a coil

full-blooded: strong

homeopath : a homeopathy doctor

attentively : paying close attention

tale : story

familiar : well known from long or close association.

electrified : charged with electricity; having an electric current passing through

set up : to begin or start

meagre : small in quantity

possessed : have as belonging to one; own

solitary : single

vest : an undergarment worn on the upper part of the body, typically having no sleeves.

gable : the triangular upper part of a wall at the end of a ridged roof

beam : a long, sturdy piece of squared timber or metal used to support the roof or floor of a building.

take time off : take time off from work; stop working temporarily

tempt : have an urge or inclination to do something

admirer : a person who has a particular regard for someone or something

make your presence feel : to have a strong effect on other people or on a situation

moustache : a strip of hair left to grow above the upper lip

bachelor : a man who is not and has never been married

earth-shaking : very important, shocking

pace up and down : to walk with regular steps around a small area, because you are worried, nervous, or impatient

plenty : a large or sufficient amount or quantity; more than enough

thud : a dull, heavy sound, such as that made by an object falling to the ground

wriggle : twist and turn with quick writhing movements

simultaneous : occurring, operating, or done at the same time

slither : move smoothly over a surface with a twisting or oscillating motion

tremble : shake involuntarily, typically as a result of anxiety, or excitement

turn to stone : to become completely still, not moving

surround : to enclose on all sides

Creator : the God

in the flesh : present physically, completely real

leaden : of the colour of lead; dull grey

drain : deprive of strength or vitality

lurk : be or remain hidden so as to wait in ambush for someone or something.

feebly : in a way that lacks strength or force

closer quarters : immediate contact or close range

for all (one) is worth : to the greatest degree or extent of one's ability; to the utmost; as vigorously or intensely as possible

life companion : a person who will share your life and act as your major partner

sprinter : an athlete who races over short distances

taken with : attracted by

If you find the meanings difficult watch the video lesson and make notes of it in your notebook for reference. To watch the video lesson click below


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