'The Turning Point Of My Life' (Read the article)

1. Arduous - involving a lot of efforts and energy.

2. frayed - unsewn.

3. deadbeats - people with no jobs.

4. mews- building used to keep horses in.

5. Entreaties - serious requests.

6. Bismuth - a compound used in medicine.

7. Excruciating Contention - severe argument.

8. Loch - lake.

9. Kirk - church of Scotland.

10. Thistles - wild plant.

11. Whooping cough - coughing followed by a long noisy drawing in of the breath.

12. Desolate - barren.

13. In a surge of - with a powerful feeling of.

14. Dog-Latin prescription - prescription written by translating English words into Latin, a humorous devise for invoking scholarly seriousness.

15. Wretched - poor.

16. Daudet's Jack - daudet Alphonse(1840-1897) a French novelist; Jack, his novel in French(1876) and in English (1897)

17. Stillborn - born dead, never started or acted upon.

18. Pyrenees - mountain range between France and Spain.

19. Tribulations - troubles.

20. Naive - innocent, unaffected.

21. Desolation - sorrow.

22. Avalanche - large mass of snow.

23. Preposterously - unreasonably.

24. Feverishly - excitedly.

25. Appalled - shocked deeply.

26. Sullen - unpleasant, gloomy.

27. Croft - very small farm.

28. Tacitly - silently.

29. Weathered - rough with deep lines, wrinkled.

30. Cryptic - mysterious; difficult to understand.

31. Bog - wet and muddy land.

32. Dourly - cheerlessly, gloomily.

33. Canna - here, can not.

34. Resentful - jealous, annoyed.

35. Arid - with less excitement.

36. Transmuted - changed into a better kind.

37. Soggy - completely wet.

38. Desperation- anxiousness.

39. Emancipation - freedom.

40 - Expedient - action.

41. Chafe - become impatient or annoyed at.

42. Wailing - arying out.

43. Armageddon - great battle or war causing terrible destruction resulting in the end of the world.