Aamchi Mumbai & I (read the article)

1. Buffeted - knocked or pushed roughly.

2. Unnerved - felt nervous.

3. Bid adieu - say good-bye.

4. Gothic - built in the style that was popular in Western Europe from 12th to 16th centuries. Structure with arches and pointed tall thin pillars.

5. Spectacular - very impressive.

6. Sophistication - refinement and elaboration.

7. NCPA - National Centre the Performing Arts.

8. The old lady of - The Times Of India office at Boribunder, Mumbai.

9. Sweep - reach; extent.

10. Fringed - formed border.

11. Resilience - here, ability to come back to normal state after storm; elasticity.

12. Clambered - climbed by using hands and feet and with difficulty.

13. Valiantly - courageously.

14. Triumphantly - very successfully and with great satisfaction.

15. At one's elbow - very close to someone.

16. Trawling - making thorough search.

17. Splattered - threw water to make wet.

18. Seduced - attracted.

19. Tinsel town - centre of film industry.

20. Enraged - very angry; furious.

21. Longingly - with a yearning desire.