Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
The lambent purity of the stars.
lambent = twinkling or gleaming; flickering
The Senate voted Thursday to reinvent the nation’s health care system, passing a bill to guarantee access to health insurance for tens of millions of Americans and to rein in health costs.
reinvent = bring back into existence
The 60-to-39 party-line vote, starting at 7:05 a.m. on the 25th straight day of debate on the legislation, brings Democrats closer to a goal they have pursued for decades and brings President Obama a step closer to success in his signature domestic initiative.
party-line vote = a vote in which every member of a political party votes the same way
Mr. Obama hailed the Senate action.
hail = to pour (something) down or forth
hail (n) = a concentrated outpouring, as of missiles, words
It has been a difficult year for him. Car sales have plummeted.
plummet = drop sharply
There are more open spots in the labor market. = There are more openings in the labor market. = There are more vacancies in the labor market.
open spots = openings = vacancies
The misstep of the political strategists is clear.
misstep = an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
Thank you for your efforts.