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A Tiger Comes To Town - 2


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complicated
complex, elaborate, tangled
a lack of
missing
incorrect
not true
to fetch
to go and get
to challenge
to go against
a myth
1. a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events. 2. a widely held but false belief or idea
a superstition
a widely held but irrational belief in supernatural influences, especially as leading to good or bad luck, or a practice based on such a belief
prefix
a word, letter, or number placed before another
reported speech
a speaker's words reported in subordinate clauses governed by a reporting verb, with the required changes of person and tense e.g. he said that he would go, based on I will go.
contractions
two words shortened and attached by an apostrophe eg: do not becomes don't, will not becomes won't
antonym
a word opposite in meaning to another eg: good, bad
meanwhile
during the intervening period of time
roared
past simple tense of roar
a good stretch of sleep
a good enough amount of time sleeping
loft
attic
trembled
simple past tense of tremble
to tremble
to shake with fear
arms
weapons
a magistrate
a civil officer who administers the law, especially one who conducts a court that deals with minor offences and holds preliminary hearings for more serious ones
an honorary
given as an honour, without the usual requirements or functions
a chairman
a person chosen to preside over a meeting
unlawful
against the law
to tame
to domesticate or train an animal
bewildered
confused
affidavit
a written statement confirmed by oath or affirmation, for use as evidence in court
absolving
declaring (someone) free from guilt, obligation, or punishment
to dictate
to say or read words aloud for someone else to write down
scriptures
the sacred writings of a religion
without further ado
without any fuss or delay; immediately
realise
become fully aware of (something) as a fact; understand clearly
bluster
to talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect
timid
show a lack of courage or confidence; easily frightened
frightened
scared, afraid
forbid
refuse to allow something or to stop someone doing something
to hold responsible
to consider someone to blame for something
referred to
in reference of
determined
to be firm in one's decision
irrelevant
not important
visible
capable of being seen
census
an official count or survey, especially of a population
authority
1. the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience 2. a person or organization having political or administrative power and control
pug mark
an animals footprint
plaster of paris
a hard white substance made by the addition of water to a fine white powder, used for holding broken bones in place and making sculptures and casts.
plaster of paris
a hard white substance made by the addition of water to a fine white powder, used for holding broken bones in place and making sculptures and casts.
infrared
a wavelength just greater than that of the red end of the visible light spectrum but less than that of microwaves
stride
a long step taken by a person or animal
an omen
an event that is believed (without scientific logic) to have either good or bad significance
insufficient
not enough
precaution
a measure taken in advance to prevent something dangerous, unpleasant, or inconvenient from happening
growled
to make a low sound in the throat (usually of an animal) to show discontent and anger
exercise unnecessary authority
A good team leader is one who works along with his team and does not ______ on others
absolved
Since there was plenty of evidence and several eye witness reports in support of her, the court finally ____________________ her of all blame for the accident
growled
The dog ____________________ at every passerby
blustered
“Get out of my office, you scoundrel!” _________________ the officer when he came to know that his most trusted officer had cheated him
stretched
As he __________________ his arm to pick up the bowl of salad lying at the far end of the table, his hand accidentally hit his mother’s favourite jug, which fell and broke
blush
to become red in the face from shame or embarrassment
grin
to give a broad smile
shiver
Your body shakes because you are feeling cold
shrug
raise your shoulders to show that you don’t care or are not interested
hooting
The owl was heard ______ in the night.
neighed
The boy fell down in fear when the horse _________ suddenly.
barked
The dog ____________ at the stranger.
howled
The wolves _________ in the jungle.
chirping
The ___________ of birds wakes us up in the morning.
croak
Frogs ____________ on rainy days.
consequences
results or effects, typically ones that are unwelcome or unpleasant
a pup
a baby dog
literate
being able to read and write