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ON KILLING A TREE
By– Gieve Patel
Important Word-Meanings of difficult words from the lesson- ON KILLING A TREE
Word-Meanings : Jab = a sudden rough blow,प्रहार,चुभन ; consuming the earth = getting food from the earth, धरती से भोजन प्राप्त करते हुए ; crust = outer layer of the earth, धरती की बाहरी परत ; absorbing =sucking, सोखते हुए ; leprous = disease of Leprosy,कुष्ठ रोग ; hide = back,छाल ; sprouting = germinating,उगते हुए I Hack = to cut with a heavy spade, भारी कुल्हाड़ी से काटना ; chop = snap, फाड़ देना ; heal =recover, स्वस्थ हो जाना ; curled = twisted,मुड़ी हुई ; twigs = small branches, शाखाएँ ; miniature = small, छोटी Anchoring earth = the earth that gives support to the trees, धरती जो वृक्षों को सहारा देती है ; roped = tied with a rope, रस्सी से बांधना ;
Jab— to hit something forcefully; Consuming—using fuel, energy, etc.; Rise—move up; Crust—upper layer of earth; Absorb— to take something in slowly; Leprous—irregular and scaly; Hide— out of view; Sprout—to produce leaves; Hack—cut; Chop—cut in pieces; Bleed— to lose blood; Bark—hard outer covering of tree; Heal—to become well again; Close—near; Expand— to increase in size; Pull— remove; Anchor— hold; Rope— cord; Entirely— completely; Strength— effort; Expose— to disclose; Sensitive— delicate; Matter— situation; Scorching— to burn slightly; Choking— blocking breaths; Hardening— to become hard; Twisting—turn; Wither— to become weak.