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Technology/Inventions : The transatlantic cable


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cable
wire used for sending electric signals
catastrophic
extremely bad
compensate
to make up for; balance out
disparate
different
flaw
a mistake or weakness, especially in design
indispensable
completely necessary
inexplicably
without explanation
inquiry
an official investigation
insulation
material used to prevent passage of electricity, heat, or sound
perseverance
continuation with a task despite difficulties
rally
to gather support
requisite
a need; requirement
set out
to start an activity
snap
to break suddenly
tow
to pull behind
transmit
to send
triumph
to succeed; win
utterly
totally
vilified
having one's reputation ruined; being spoken about it a bad way
voltage
measure of electric power