Word Meanings of The Bishop’s Candlesticks Drama Class 9th

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Word-Meaning
• Tended – ignited • Rebuke – scold • Nincompoop – fool • Sake – favour • Cloak – heavy gown • Shamefacedly – disgracefully • Ridiculous – foolish • Wretch – woman • Distress – in pain • Incorrigible – not to be set right • Stealthily – as a thief • Chaff – deceit • Defiantly – hatefully • Dogged – stubborn
Word-Meaning
• Tended – ignited • Rebuke – scold • Nincompoop – fool • Sake – favour • Cloak – heavy gown • Shamefacedly – disgracefully • Ridiculous – foolish • Wretch – woman • Distress – in pain • Incorrigible – not to be set right • Stealthily – as a thief • Chaff – deceit • Defiantly – hatefully • Dogged – stubborn
 Page No: 113

• Substantially – adequately
• Mantelpiece – shelf
• Settee – seat with high back
• Crucifix –  image of Jesus on the cross
• Tended – kindled
• Rude – disrespectful
• Rebuke – scold
• Monseigneur: My Lord
• Imitating – copying

Page No: 114

• Mon Dieu – My God
• Nincompoop – fool
• Feeling poorly – felt unwell
• Gratitude – gratefulness
• Salt-cellars – containers to shake out salt and pepper kept on the dining table
• Mere: Mother

Page No: 115

• Bailiff – an officer of the court.
• Estate – landholding
• Dot – dowry
• Disgracefully – shameful
• Hastened – hurried
• Courtesy – respect
• Presently – soon
• Comforter – muffler

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Page No: 116

• Dupe – a person who is easily deceived.
• Scamp – a rascal
• Parish – an area with its own church.
• Ridiculous – humorous
• Mend – fix
• Minx – cunning
• Pity – unfortunate thing

Page No: 117

• Audacity – insolence
• Distress – discomfort
• Gesture – a movement of the hands, arms, or head etc. to express an idea or feeling
• Comic – funny
• Dispose of – sell off
• Incorrigible – a person who cannot be changed
• Tire – drop

Page No: 118

• Stirs – shakes
• Trims – makes neat
• Shivers – trembles
• Convict – prisoner
• Stealthily – quietly and secretly in order to avoid being noticed
• Seizes – grabs
• Hoarsely – roughly
• Too old a bird to be caught with chaff – too old to be tricked
• Rouse – awaken
• Wolf – hunger
• Entrails – intestines

Page No: 119

• To be at the beck and call of – to obey.
• Ne’er-do-well – a good for nothing.
• Glares – stares
• Evidently – clearly
• Enormous – huge
• Unshuttered – open
• Unbarred – open

Page No: 120

• Voraciously – greedily
• Virgin – Mother of Jesus
• Chuckling – laugh quitely

Page No: 121

• Earnestly – seriously
• Pleaded – begged
• Prison hulks – ships used as a prison houses.
• Gaoler – Jailor
• Sobs – weeps
• Fury – anger
• Lashed – whipped
• Hound – a hunting dog
• Flith – mud
• Vermin – worms
• Rags – torn clothes
• Barns – granary

Page No: 122

• Couch – bed
• Molest – assault
• Haste – hurriedly
• Defiantly – opposing

Page No: 123

• Preached – instructed
• Start me fair – enable me to get a good start in life
• Collaring – dragging
• Plunder – loot
• Stows – puts

Page No: 124

• Temptation – desire
• Scoundrel – rogue
• Slinking – moving stealthily

Page No: 125

• Dogged –stubborn
• Incredulously – disbelievingly
• Benefactor – supporter
• overwrought – agitated
• Severity – seriousness

Page No: 126

• Reluctance – unwillingness

Page No: 127

• Prie-dieu: kneeling desk for use in prayer

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