Word List-2-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary (Launch lessons – The Hindu Apr 04 2018)

Today’s Word List-2-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary.

Launch lessons – The Hindu Apr 04 2018

The loss of communication between the ground station and the Indian Space Research Organisation’s latest satellite after its launch on March 29 is deeply disappointing.For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Today’s Word List-2 To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:

  1. on course (phrase) – on target, on route, on track.
  2. Geosynchronous orbit (noun) – Geosynchronous orbit is a repeating path in which the satellite is always in the same area of the sky in respect to the rotating Earth. (Courtesy: NASA)
  3. longitude (noun) – a measurement of distance, given in degrees east or west of the prime meridian. The prime meridian is a line that runs through the Greenwich Observatory in London, England. On a map or globe, lines of longitude are drawn from the North Pole to the South Pole. (Courtesy: NASA)
  4. disengage (verb) – remove, separate, disconnect.
  5. perigee (noun) – the closest point in the Moon or satellite’s elliptical orbit around Earth.
  6. apogee (noun) – the furthest point in the Moon or satellite’s elliptical orbit around Earth.
  7. conjecture (verb) – predict, speculate, suspect/surmise.
  8. flaw (noun) – defect, failing, fault.
  9. glitch (noun) – problem, difficulty, issue/complication.
  10. the last word (phrase) – final decision/remark, summation.
  11. devoid of (adjective) – lacking, without, free from.
  12. deem (verb) – regard as, consider; think/judge.
  13. predecessor (noun) – previous version (of something).
  14. endow (verb) – provide, supply, give.
  15. payload (noun) – it can be a satellite, space probe, or spacecraft carrying instruments and others which are (not fuels) used for a rocket’s operation.

Today’s Word List-2 To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:


  1. Click each one of the words above for their definition, more synonyms, pronunciation, example sentences, phrases, derivatives, origin and etc from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/.
  2. Definitions (elementary level) & Synonyms provided for the words above are my personal work and not that of Oxford University Press. Tentative definitions/meanings are provided for study purpose only and they may vary in different context. Use it with the corresponding article published on the source (website) via the link provided. 
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