30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course- Day 11- Science and Reasearch

By Shivam

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Hello everybody out there,

How are you all doing today?

Inventions like the light bulb, television and airplanes are a boon to the society, isn’t it?

It is an undeniable fact, had they not been there in today’s time, our life would be a lot more complex to survive and do things with ease. This kind of thought gave me an idea of what to write next about in our ‘Free 30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course’.

So without any further, let’s see today’s context and pick some technical vocabulary out of the context:


Scientists have been busy finding planets that have life, other than our planet earth. It is for this reason they have been pushing back the frontiers of knowledge by creating numerous advanced satellites to get a clear picture of this assumption. There have done many groundbreaking researches in the past, but finding a planet that has life other than our planet earth has always been the priority.

Satellites definitely made a significant contribution in lending support to the facts that there exists a world outside earth which would have been considered just as a myth if the videos and images captured from the satellite hadn’t offered irrefutable proof.

Some people take it positively as science and technology have scaled down a load of work on man, while others curse it because it has the power to destroy lives. Well, I think it depends on person to person how one uses it.

It is unfair if you just consider one side and see only the negative or the positive, for the fact you can never give a fair judgment just from a concise summary of advantages and disadvantages it has.

What do you say about that?

Vocabulary to Acquire Today

Pushing back the frontiers
Meaning- Extending the limits.
Example- The government is pushing back the frontiers of efforts in making this place a smart city.

Lend support
Meaning- to support a person, group of fact.
Example- John lent me his support at the time when I needed it the most.

Groundbreaking research
Meaning- A significant research that provides new ideas and influences the way people think about things.
Example- The invention of the bulb has been one of the best groundbreaking researches done by any scientist ever.

Make a significant contribution
Meaning- To play an important part or to do an important thing in something.
Example- The songs have made a significant contribution in making this movie a blockbuster.

Concise summary
Meaning- a short and clear description.
Example- This book provides a concise summary of how the first revolt of Independence started in 1857.

Irrefutable proof
Meaning- absolute proof that is impossible to prove wrong.
Example- This video provides an irrefutable proof of his dishonest acts and lies.

Scale down
Meaning- To reduce in number or quantity.
Example- It is almost impossible for the government to scale down unemployment because the population is continuously increasing.

Did you like studying science during your school days?

Well, I did.

Moreover, even if you don’t like science these phrases could be used in your academic tests or exams to get you some plus points.

I hope today’s lesson added some new vocabulary to your arsenal of active vocabulary which will be definitely useful in your daily life. Make sure you’ll read this article thoroughly and practice it with your own examples so as they become your second nature.

See you tomorrow with some new topic and vocabulary.

Till then keep learning and improving.

Take care and?


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