Class 7 NCERT Honeycomb Book Poems difficult word meanings 


Here, the difficult words and their meanings of all the Poems of CBSE Class 7 English Honeycomb Book have been compiled for the convenience of the students. This is an exhaustive list of the difficult words and meanings of all the Poems from the Honeycomb Book for NCERT Class 7 English. The difficult words’ meanings have been explained in an easy language so that every student can understand easily.

Poem 1  The Squirrel


  1. Overcoat: a long warm coat, a top, final layer of paint or a similar covering.

Poem 2  The Rebel


  1. Fantastic: extraordinarily good or attractive.
  2. Soberly: in a serious, sensible, and solemn manner.
  3. Uniform: the distinctive clothing worn by members of the same organization or body or by children attending certain schools.

Poem 3  The Shed


  1. Chop off: cut
  2. Cracked: damaged and broken
  3. Dare: have the courage to do something
  4. Den: hiding place
  5. Floorboards:  A Plank of wood that is a part of the wooden flooring of the building
  6. Hinges: a moveable joint between a door or window and the wall.
  7. Lies: saying something that one knows is untrue
  8. Peek: peep, look inside
  9. Peep: look inside
  10. Rotten: something that has decayed and got spoiled
  11. Rusty: corroded by the formation of rust
  12. Shed: a simple roofed structure used for garden storage, to shelter animals, or as a workshop.
  13. Staring: looking intently
  14. Web: a network of fine threads constructed by a spider

Poem 4  Chivvy


  1. Interrupt- to stop an activity or process

Poem 6  Mystery of the Talking Fan


  1. Chatter: gossip, informal talk
  2. Motor: engine
  3. Whirling: characterized by rapid movement round and round.

Poem 7  Dad and the Cat and the Tree


  1. Brushing the dirt off: removing the dirt from oneself
  2. Child’s play: very easy to do
  3. Crook: bend 
  4. Dad: informal way of saying father
  5. Deck: ground
  6. Flat: in or to a horizontal position.
  7. Flower bed: a garden plot in which flowers are grown.
  8. For goodness’ sake: an exclamation expressing protest
  9. Landed wallop: fell heavily
  10. Leap: jump or spring a long way, to a great height, or with great force.
  11. Leave it to me: you can count on me, I’ll be responsible for it
  12. Mum: informal way of saying mother
  13. Pleased as Punch: very pleased 
  14. Rubbish: nonsense
  15. Safe and sound: unhurt
  16. Scoffed: laughed mockingly
  17. Shed:  simple roofed structure used for garden storage, to shelter animals, or as a workshop.
  18. Smirking: smiling while evoking insolence, scorn, or offensive smugness
  19. Smug: having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements.
  20. Sprang: move or jump suddenly or rapidly upwards or forwards.
  21. Winking: closing and opening one eye quickly
  22. Wobbly: unsteady

Poem 8  Meadow Surprises


  1. Beneath: under
  2. Brook: a small stream
  3. Buttercup: a type of flower
  4. Dandelion: a weed plant with flowers and leaves
  5. Drinking straws: the proboscis in the mouth of a butterfly which works as a straw
  6. Explore: travel through in order to learn
  7. Fuzzy: having a frizzy texture
  8. Meadow houses: farmhouses
  9. Meadows: grassland
  10. Mound: here, ant hill
  11. Parachutes: a device made of cloth used by skydivers to land safely
  12. Velvet: a fabric which has a soft feel

Poem 9  Garden Snake


  1. Aside: on a side
  2. Wiggles: movement of the snake in a zigzag pattern

Also see:
Poetic Devices in Poems of Class 7 Honeycomb book
The Squirrel Poem Summary, Notes
The Rebel Poem Summary, Notes
The Shed Poem Summary, Notes
Chivy Poem Summary, Notes
Trees Poem Summary, Notes
Mystery of the Talking Fan Poem Summary, Notes
Dad and the Cat and the Tree Poem Summary, Notes
Meadow Surprises Poem Summary, Notes
Garden Snake Poem Summary, Notes
Class 7 NCERT Readers Honeycomb & An Alien Hand Lesson notes, Summary
Class 7 Honeycomb book Prose Word meanings
Class 7 An Alien Hand book Prose Word meanings