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TESTfunda - CAT Question of the Day 11-Jan-10

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CAT Question of the Day
The two words below have a certain relationship to each other, followed by a four pairs of words. Choose the pair that is RELATED to each other in the same way as the capitalized pair.

Apartheid: Prejudice
OPTIONS
 
 1)Antipathy: Calm
 2)Exacerbate: Soothe
 3)Hadephobia: Death
 4)Guerilla: Warfare
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When you read an editorial in a daily, compare its presentation style, tone and organization with the way you would have done the same. From this, you will get more options - different ways of organizing data and presenting arguments in group discussion and personal interview.
Last year's Question of the day (11-Jan-09)
Rajat purchased few pencils, few erasers and few sharpeners from a shop where price of a pencil and an eraser is Rs. 3 and 20 paisa respectively. Number of sharpeners purchased by Rajat is 7 more than the number of erasers. Which of the following is always true?
OPTIONS
 
 1)If the total expense of Rajat is Rs. 20, he can purchase a maximum of 70 erasers.
 2)Last digit of number of sharpeners purchased by Rajat is 7 or 2.
 3)Sum of number of pencils, erasers and sharpeners is a prime number.
 4)Both options (1) and (2) are true.
 5)None of the options is always true.
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January 10, 2010

Top Headlines

India has lost 'substantial' land to China: Official report
Area along Line of Actual Control with China has "shrunk" over a period of time and India has lost "substantial" amount of land in last two decades, says an official report.

First arrest made in Ruchika molestation case
Police have arrested an absconding accused in a auto theft case in which Ruchika's brother was falsely implicated allegedly at behest of ex-top cop Rathore.

Sachin highest tax paying sportsperson in country
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has become the highest taxpayer among sportspersons in the country for the last quarter of 2009.

Cities

Facing crunch, Delhi Police seeks more IPS officers
Faced with a shortage of officers, especially with Commonwealth Games round the corner, Delhi Police has written to Home Ministry to depute more IPS officers to force.

Inmate flees from Jaipur Central Jail
A murder convict Rajesh Morya who was working as a cook in the jail fled from the Jaipur Central Jail in the wee hours jail authorities said.

Business

IBM to scale up BPO operations; plans to hire 5,000
Betting big on the India story, global IT giant IBM plans to scale up its BPO operations in the country and would hire 5,000 staff this year.

Five of Top-10 firms lose Rs 25k cr in mcap; ONGC top gainer
NTPC, NMDC, Infosys, TCS and Airtel together lost over Rs 24,546.71 crore from their market capitalisation.

Sports

Togo team must not play in African Nations Cup: PM
The Togolese national team must return to Togo and not compete in the African Nations Cup, the West African country's Prime Minister said.

Formula One too safe for its own good: Sutil
Force India driver Adrian Sutil said that the new tracks are safe to the extent of killing the charm which makes F1 such an alluring sport for the drivers.

Entertainment

MJ 'was murdered', says death certificate
The cause of Michael Jackson's death has been ruled as homicide in the star's death certificate, according to reports.

We hear you, Hrithik
Hrithik was spotted in balcony of his apartment, pacing frenetically and reading out his dialogue. Despite Hrithik being on 8th floor, he could still be heard clear on street.

Infotech

Sexting, Tweeting not allowed
Fifteen over- or mis-used words and phrases have been declared "shovel-ready" to be "unfriended" by a US university's annual list of terms that deserve to be banned.

Biggest online threats in 2010
Experts revealed that the way people use Internet and their computers has evolved significantly and so have cyber criminals. They have changed their tactics accordingly.

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TESTfunda Daily Wordlist 10-Jan-10

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gleam [ gleem ]
 noun, verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (n.) a flash of light or a glow
2. (n.) a trace
3 (v.) to appear suddenly like a flash of light
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The thieves saw the gleam of the watchman's torch and hid themselves.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Playing Rebecca Bloomwood, the blissfully clothes-crazy heroine of "Confessions of a Shopaholic," Isla Fisher walks around with the mad gleam of a true believer.
CNN, Review: 'Shopaholic' is a big winner, Owen Gleiberman, 13 February 2009.
 
abide [ uh'-BAHYD ]
 intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr. v.) to stay with or continue
2. (tr. v.) to reside or live in
3. (intr. v.) to tolerate or put up with
4. (intr. v.) to accept without question
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 She asked her friend to abide with her as she was in a weak condition after the illness.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 She takes immune-suppressing drugs to prevent organ rejection and abides by doctor's orders.
CNN, Pediatric heart transplant survivor: 'I thank God every day', Madison Park, 22 December 2009.
 
lateral [ LAT-er-uh'l ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. pertaining to the side
2. a sideways transfer of the ball to a teammate in football
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 He said that the lateral fins on his surfboard helped him to maintain his balance.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 We have one diver on each side to fend off lateral approaches, and one behind to cover everyone's back.
BBC, Surviving the oceanic whitetip shark, Ellen Husain, 26 September 2007.
 
deplore [ di-PLAWR ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr. v.) to regret deeply or to feel or express deep grief for
2. (tr. v.) to express strong disapproval of
3. (tr. v.) to express sorrow for
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The Prime Minister deplored terrorism as a dastardly act of cowardice.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The G-8 foreign ministers, meeting in Italy, said they "fully respect" the sovereignty of Iran, but "deplore post-electoral violence, which led to the loss of lives of Iranian civilians".
BBC, G8 'deplores' Iran poll violence, 26 June 2009,
 
inherent [ in-HEER-uh'nt ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. occurring as a natural part or consequence or existing as an essential character
2. existing in someone as an attribute or quality
3. essential or necessary
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Her inherent distrust of adults was due to having lost her parents when she was just seven years old.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 We'd do much better by leveraging the inherent strengths of our modern democracies and the natural advantages we have over the terrorists: our adaptability and survivability, our international network of laws and law enforcement, and the freedoms and liberties that make our society so enviable.
CNN, Is aviation security mostly for show? Bruce Schneier, 29 December 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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