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TESTfunda Daily Wordlist 17-Dec-09

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rue [ roo ]
 noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr. v.) to feel regret
2. (tr. v.) to wish that something had never happened
3. (intr. v.) to feel sorrow
4. (n.) sorrow
5. (n.) a strongly scented plant of the genus Ruta
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The gangsters threatened to beat him up so severely that he would rue the day he was born.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 It could have been better, it should have been better and we are rueing those missed chances.
BBC, Jeffrey rues missed opportunities, 28 October 2009.
 
wangle [ WANG-guh'l ]
 noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr. v.) to obtain by skilfulness
2. (tr. v.) to manipulate
3. (tr. v.) to get out of a difficulty
4. (intr. v.) to use indirect or tricky means
5. (n.) the act of obtaining by trickery
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 She wangled the job as lobby manager by falsifying her resume.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 However, Jiang has already wangled a pledge out of his colleagues -- including heir-apparent Hu -- that he will remain the CCP's "leadership core" after the 16th Congress.
CNN, China waits for 'real reform' to blossom, Willy Wo-Lap Lam, 8 October 2002.
 
reckon [ REK-uh'n ]
 intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr.v.) to consider
2. (tr. v.) count or calculate
3. (intr. v.) to make a calculation
4. (tr. v.) to confidently rely upon
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 They reckoned they could get away with stealing the fruit because the vendor was taking a nap.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 He reckons he'll not only miss them but the whole thing - from the early mornings to the Friday night showdowns! Madness...
BBC, Daily Fame Academy update, 12 December 2002.
 
cloying [ KLOI-ing ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. causing or tending to cause disgust because of excess
2. causing aversion through excess
3. excessively ingratiating or sentimental
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The cloying sweetness of her perfume succeeded in keeping men at bay.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Soon a cloying miasma of Cantal permeated its way up two flights of stairs into our attic bedroom where it delivered night after night of mildly harrowing dreams.
CNN, Cycling the Tour de Cheese, Barry Neild, 27 August 2008.
 
disaffected [ dis-uh'-FEK-tid  ]
 adjective, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (adj.) dissatisfied and disloyal
2. (adj.) rebellious
3. (tr. v.) to make dissatisfied and unfaithful or alienate the affection
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Many disaffected members of the ruling party joined forces with the opposition.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The Irish National Liberation Army was formed in 1975, mainly from disaffected members of the IRA unhappy at a previous ceasefire.
BBC, Who are the dissidents? 4 November 2009.
 
Spelled Pronunciation Key
Stress marks: [ CAPS ] indicates the primary stressed syllable, as in newspaper [NOOZ-pey-per ] and information [ in-fer-MEY-shuh' n ]
CONSONANTS
[b] boy, baby, rob
[d] do, ladder, bed
[f] food, offer, safe
[g] get, bigger, dog
[h] happy, ahead
[j] jump, budget, age
[k] can, speaker, stick
[l] let, follow, still
[m] make, summer, time
[n] no, dinner, thin
[ng] singer, think, long
[p] put, apple, cup
[r] run, marry, far, store
[s] sit, city, passing, face
[sh] she, station, push
[t] top, better, cat
[ch] church, watching, nature, witch
[th] thirsty, nothing, math
[th'] this, mother, breathe
[v] very, seven, love
[w] wear, away
[hw] where, somewhat
[y] yes, onion
[z] zoo, easy, buzz
[zh] measure, television, beige
 
VOWELS
[a] apple, can, hat
[ey] aid, hate, day
[ah] arm, father, aha
[air] air, careful, wear
[aw] all, or, talk, lost, saw
[e] ever, head, get
[ee] eat, see, need
[eer] ear, hero, beer
[er] teacher, afterward, murderer
[i] it, big, finishes
[ahy] I, ice, hide, deny
[o] odd, hot, woffle
[oh] owe, road, below
[oo] ooze, food, soup, sue
[oo'] good, book, put
[oi] oil, choice, toy
[ou] out, loud, how
[uh] up, mother, mud
[uh'] about, animal, problem, circus
[ur] early, bird, stirring
 
FOREIGN SOUNDS
[a*] Fr. ami
[kh*] Scot. loch, Ger. ach or ich
[œ] Fr. feu, Ger. schön
[r*] Fr. au revoir, Yiddish rebbe
[uh*] Fr. oeuvre
[y*] Fr. tu, Ger. über
 
SAMPLE NASALIZED VOWELS
[an*] Fr. bien
[ahn*] Fr. croissant
[awn*] Fr. bon
[œn*] Fr. parfum
[in*] Port. Principe
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TESTfunda - CAT Question of the Day 17-Dec-09

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CAT Question of the Day
Ram is sitting on the ground. Shyam is standing on a balcony with his hand exactly 10 metres vertically above Ram. Each of them has a ball in his hand. Ram throws up his ball and Shyam lets go of his at the same instant. If the balls collide midway between Ram and Shyam, with what speed did Ram throw up his ball?

Acceleration due to gravity = 10 m/s2.
OPTIONS
 
 1)2.5 m/s
 2)5 m/s
 3)10 m/s
 4)Cannot be determined
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  4. With the former it has in common its methodical procedure and its cognitive aim; with the latter, it's intuitive character and the endeavor to compass the whole of reality with a glance.
  5. In no other department is a thorough knowledge of history so important as in philosophy.

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Dr. Abdul Kalam's Letter to Every Indian (DIRECT DIL SE)

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Dr. Abdul Kalam's Letter to Every Indian

APJ Abdul Kalam at SpeechWhy is the media here so negative?
Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements?
We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
We are the first in milk production.
We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
We are the second largest producer of wheat.
We are the second largest producer of rice.
Look at Dr. Sudarshan , he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self-driving unit. There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters.
I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert into an orchid and a granary. It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the newspaper, buried among other news.

APJ Abdul Kalam at Speech1In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.. Why are we so NEGATIVE? Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? We want foreign T.Vs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology.

Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance? I was in Hyderabad giving this lecture, when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is. She replied: I want to live in a developed India . For her, you and I will have to build this developed India . You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation.

Do you have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a vengeance.

Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read; otherwise, choice is yours..

YOU say that our government is inefficient.
YOU say that our laws are too old.
YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.
YOU say that the phones don't work, the railways are a joke. The airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach their destination.
YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.

YOU say, say and say. What do YOU do about it?

Take a person on his way to Singapore . Give him a name - 'YOURS'. Give him a face - 'YOURS'. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your International best. In Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts on the roads or eat in the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground links as they are.. You pay $5 (approx. Rs. 60) to drive through Orchard Road (equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU come back to the parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or a shopping mall irrespective of your status identity… In Singapore you don't say anything, DO YOU? YOU wouldn't dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai .. YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah.
YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in London at 10 pounds (Rs.650) a month to, 'see to it that my STD and ISD calls are billed to someone else.'YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic cop, 'Jaanta hai main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?). I am so and so's son. Take your two bucks and get lost.' YOU wouldn't chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than the garbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand ..
Why don't YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo ? Why don't YOU use examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston ??? We are still talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own. You who will throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian ground. If you can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an alien country, why cannot you be the same here in India ?

APJ Abdul Kalam at Speech2In America every dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job. Same in Japan ..
Will the Indian citizen do that here?' He's right. We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility.
We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative. We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick a up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin. We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms.
We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food and toiletries but we are not going to stop pilfering at the least opportunity.
This applies even to the staff who is known not to pass on the service to the public.

APJ Abdul Kalam Wings of fireWhen it comes to burning social issues like those related to women, dowry, girl child! and others, we make loud drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home. Our excuse? 'It's the whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I alone forego my sons' rights to a dowry.' So who's going to change the system?
What does a system consist of? Very conveniently for us it consists of our neighbours, other households, other cities, other communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU. When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr.Clean to come along & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand or we leave the country and run away.
Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England . When England experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the Indian government. Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to money.

Dear Indians, The article is highly thought inductive, calls for a great deal of introspection and pricks one's conscience too…. I am echoing J. F. Kennedy's words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians…..

'ASK WHAT WE CAN DO FOR INDIA AND DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE TO MAKE INDIA WHAT AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE TODAY'

Lets do what India needs from us.

APJ Abdul Kalam E-MailingForward this mail to each Indian for a change instead of sending Jokes or junk mails.

Thank you,

Dr. Abdul Kalam

I humbly request you to forward this to every Indian…… ……… ……… 

 

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