Class X NCERT First Flight Book Poems difficult word meaning  

Here, the difficult words and their meaning  of all the poems of CBSE Class 10 English First Flight book have been compiled for the convenience of the students. This is an exhaustive list of the words and meanings of all the poems from the First Flight book for CBSE NCERT Class 10 English. The difficult words’ meanings have been explained in an easy language so that every student can understand easily.




Poem 1  Dust of Snow


  1. Shook- shake
  2. Hemlock- a poisonous tree with small white flowers
  3. Rued- held in regret




Poem 2  Fire and Ice


  1. Desire- a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen 
  2. Favour- approval, support 
  3. Perish- die
  4. Suffice- be sufficient



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Poem 3  A Tiger in the  zoo


  1. Stalks: follows
  2. Vivid: bright colored
  3. Pads: paws of tiger
  4. Rage: anger
  5. Lurking: To be hidden as to wait for your prey
  6. Snarling: warning sounds made by animals
  7. Baring: uncovered
  8. Fangs: Sharp tooth of animals
  9. Concrete: building made of bricks, cement, sand and water
  10. Patrolling: to guard, to vigil




 Poem 4  How to tell wild animals


  1. Tawny: yellowish brown color
  2. Noble: high born, aristocratic
  3. Discern: recognize
  4. Strolling: walking casually
  5. Forth: forward
  6. Hide: skin of animal
  7. Peppered: Here it means the spots
  8. Lept (Leapt): jump towards someone
  9. Yard: backyard or the lawn area of a house
  10. Caress: A gentle touch
  11. Distinguish: Differentiate
  12. Beast of Prey: Any animals that hunts other animals for food     
  13. Novice: Someone new to a job
  14. Nonplus: be confused




Poem 5  The Ball Poem by John Berryman


  1. Merrily: cheerful
  2. Bouncing: jumping up and down
  3. Grief: sorrow
  4. Rigid: fixed
  5. Trembling: shaking
  6. Harbour: dock, port
  7. Intrude: invader
  8. Dime: 10 cents (U.S)
  9. Worthless: valueless, useless
  10. Possessions: ownership
  11. External: Here, things with which feelings are not attached
  12. Desperate: hopeless
  13. Epistemology: The Greek word episteme means ‘knowledge’




Poem 6  Amanda


  1. Hunch: bend
  2. Slouching: sitting in a lazy way
  3. Languid: relaxed
  4. Emerald: here, green color
  5. Inhabitant: resident
  6. Drifting: carried slowly by the water
  7. Blissfully: happily
  8. Orphan: A child whose parents are dead
  9. Hushed: quiet and still place
  10. Acne: Pimples
  11. Rapunzel: A girl in the fairy tale by Brothers Grimm
  12. Tranquil: calm, quiet
  13. Rare: uncommon
  14. Sulking: be in a bad mood
  15. Moody: unstable
  16. Nagged: harass




Poem 7  Animals


  1. Placid: calm, peaceful
  2. Contained; keep up control
  3. Sweat: here it means complaint
  4. Whine: cry
  5. Sins: wrongdoing
  6. Demented: mad, disturbed
  7. Kneels: bow down
  8. Evince: show, reveal
  9. Possession: ownership of something
  10. Tokens: here, the qualities
  11. Negligently: Carelessly




Poem 8  The Trees


  1. Disengage: remove
  2. Strain: pressure
  3. Twigs: small stem
  4. Exertion: effort
  5. Cramped: restricted
  6. Boughs: branch
  7. Shuffling: mixing
  8. Discharged: send out
  9. Dazed: stun
  10. Scarcely: barely
  11. Departure: leaving
  12. Lichen: a small slow growing plant
  13. Whispers: murmur
  14. Stumbling: trip over
  15. Flash: glare, shine
  16. Oak: A large tree generally used for making furniture




Poem 9  Fog


  1. Fog: It is a thick cloud of tiny water droplets present in the atmosphere, especially in winter.
  2. Harbour; Port, dock
  3. on haunches: sitting with knees bent




Poem 10  The tale of custard the dragon


  1. Wagon: a vehicle used for transporting goods or another specified purpose.
  2. Mustard: a yellow coloured flower
  3. Coward: weakling
  4. Spikes: thin pointed surface
  5. Scales: Thin bony plates protecting the skin of fish and reptiles.
  6. Underneath: situated directly below
  7. Fire place: An outdoor structure of brick, stone or metal for an open fire
  8. Dagger: A sharp knife
  9. Barrel: drum
  10. Chased: hunt, follow
  11. Rage: anger
  12. Tickled: stroke, here it means to tease
  13. Unmerciful: cruel
  14. Percival: A knight in King Arthur’s court
  15. Giggled: to laugh
  16. Weeck: Here it is the sound made by the mouse
  17. Nasty: bad or unpleasant
  18. Growled: bark
  19. Pirate: A person who robs ship in the sea
  20. Winda: it is used for window
  21. Pistol: a handgun
  22. Cutlass: a short sword with a curved blade.
  23. Paled: turn yellow due to fear
  24. Yelp: a short sharp cry
  25. Trickled: here, run
  26. Strategically: planned
  27. Mouseholed:  here it is the hole where the mouse lives.
  28. Snorting: make a sudden explosive sound through one’s nose 
  29. Clashed: fought
  30. Dungeon: underground prison
  31. Clatter Clank: sound of hard object falling on each other
  32. Jangling squirm: sound of hard object falling on each other
  33. Robin: A bird
  34. Gaped: started with mouth wide open
  35. Gulped: swallow
  36. Grog: a drink 
  37. Flagon: a container made of silver in which drink is stored 
  38. Gobbled: swallowed hurriedly
  39. Embraced: to hug
  40. Mourned: feel sorrow for the death of someone
  41. Victim: sufferer
  42. Glee: delight
  43. Gyrate: danced
  44. Flustered: upset or confused




Poem 11 For Anne Gregory

  1. Despair: sadness
  2. Ramparts: The high, wide walls around a castle or fort, for example, the ramparts of the Red Fort
  3. Yesternight: the previous night



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