The Hindu Editorial (Another orbit: on GSAT29 launch) Vocab – 16 Nov, 2018

The Indian Space Research Organisation has marked a big milestone by successfully testing its heavy-lift launcher while launching an advanced communication satellite. 

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Another Orbit: on GSAT29 launch) – Nov 16, 2018


  • Geosynchronous orbit (noun) – भू-समकालिक कक्षा
    Meaning – a circular orbit around the Earth having a period of 24 hours.
    Sentence – This required that it would be launched into a geosynchronous orbit that is, one with a period equal to one sidereal day of 23h 56m.
  • Bear (verb) – सहना, ले जाना, संभालना
    Meaning – (of a person) carry.
    Synonyms – carry, take, transport.
    Sentence – He was bearing a tray of brimming glasses.
  • Take off (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning – lift off, be launched, leave the ground.
  • Manoeuvre (verb)पैंतरेबाज़ी, चालाकी, कौशल, छल करना
    Meaning – move skillfully or carefully.
    Synonyms – move, navigate, guide, direct (carefully & skilfully).
    Sentence – She tried to manoeuvre her trolley round people.
  • Unfold (verb)उधेड़ना, प्रकट करना, प्रकाशित करना
    Meaning – Open or spread out from a folded position.
    Synonyms – communicate, report, present.
    Sentence – The white flowers were just starting to unfold.
  • Stand out (phrasal verb)  
    Meaning – be more significant; be better than others.
  • Payload (noun)
    Meaning – The part of a vehicle’s load, especially an aircraft’s, from which revenue is derived; passengers and cargo.
  • Cater (verb) – पूरा, सेवा करना, चलाना
    Meaning – Provide people with food and drink at a social event or other gathering.
    Synonyms – fulfil, satisfy, serve.
    Sentence – My mother helped to cater for the party.
  • Joins the ranks of (phrase) 
    Meaning – to become a part of a large group (of something).
  • Far fewer (phrase)  
    Meaning – much less (with a large difference).
  • Propellant (noun) – फेंकने योग्य, बढ़ाने वाला
    Meaning – A substance that propels something.
    Synonyms – fuel, power source (in a rocket engine) to provide thrust during launch.
    Sentence – The main uses of CFCs are in aerosols as propellants.
  • Cryogenic (adjective) तापमान कम करने वाला अथवा कम तापमान से संबंधित
    Meaning – Relating to or involving the branch of physics that deals with the production and effects of very low temperatures.
    Sentence –  A powerful cryogenic engine.
  • Precede (verb) – पूर्व में होना, अधिक महत्त्व का होना, पूर्वकालीन होना
    Meaning – Come before (something) in time.
    Synonyms – come before, go before, go in advance of, lead up to, lead to.
    Sentence – A gun battle had preceded the explosions.
  • Morale (noun) – हौसला, मनोबल
    Meaning – The confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time.
    Synonyms – confidence, enthusiasm, team spirit.
    Sentence – The team’s morale was high.
  • Dent (verb) – काटने का निशान, धंसना
    Meaning – Mark with a dent.
    Synonyms – diminish, reduce, weaken.
    Sentence – He hit a concrete bollard, denting the wing.


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