The Hindu Editorial (Waiting for daybreak) – Jul 16, 2019
India’s second moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, was pulled back from launch just 56 minutes before its scheduled liftoff on July 15. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Waiting for daybreak) – Jul 16, 2019.
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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Waiting for daybreak) – Jul 16, 2019:
- daybreak (noun) – early morning, dawn, sunrise, break of day.
- rendezvous (noun) – meeting, engagement, assignation.
- pull back (phrasal verb) – withdraw, pull out, get out, quit.
- lift-off (noun) – a vertical take off (of a rocket/helicopter/spacecraft).
- owing to (phrase) – because of, as a result of, on account of/due to.
- glitch (noun) – problem, difficulty, issue/complication.
- damper (noun) – brake/check, restraint/restriction, control.
- look forward to (phrasal verb) – wait for, count on, expect.
- nail-biting (adjective) – difficult, strained/stressful, anxious.
- predecessor (noun) – previous one; forerunner, precursor, antecedent.
- setback (noun) – problem, difficulty, issue.
- call off (phrasal verb) – cancel, abandon, shelve (an event).
- propellant (noun) – fuel, power source (in a rocket engine) to provide thrust (force) during launch.
- strap-on (adjective) – able to be attached by a strap.
- thrust (verb) – drive, force, push.
- pave the way for (phrase) – clear the way for, create a situation to do something, procede, make provision for.
- subsequently (adverb) – afterwards, later on, eventually.
- window (noun) – opportunity, chance, opening.
- take up (phrasal verb) – accept, agree to, accede to.
- dire (verb) – terrible/awful, appalling, distressing.
- pronouncement (noun) – (formal) announcement, declaration, statement.
- plunge in (verb) – push, thrust, force/drive suddenly.
- overlap (verb) – coincide or cover (partly) in time.
- lander (noun) – a spacecraft designed to land on the surface of a planet/moon. A lander is immobile, and maintains its fixed position once it has landed.
- rover (noun) – a space exploration vehicle designed to move and explore the surface of a planet or moon. A rover is mobile, and has wheels with which it can move.
- manoeuvre (noun) – operation, action, activity.
- leeway (noun) – freedom, scope/flexibility, latitude/elbow room.
- take into account (phrase) – consider, respect, regard to.
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