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TESTfunda Daily Wordlist 16-Jan-10

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harping [ HAHR-ping ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 a horizontal member at the ends of a boat or ship for holding cant frames in position until the shell planking is fixed
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 His hobby and favourite pastime was harping.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 His tedious harping upon the past sufferings of the Sudeten Germans is completely irrelevant to the present issue between peace and war.
The Telegraph, Mr Chamberlain on his peace mission - Sept 28, 1938, 28 September 2008.
 
avalanche [ AV-uh'-lanch ]
 noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (n.) a large mass of snow which gets detached from a mountain slope and slides downward
2. (n.) an overwhelming quantity of
3. (tr. v.) to fall or slide in a massive or overwhelming amount
4. (intr. v.) to overwhelm
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 They caused an avalanche by firing a rocket into the overhanging snow and, then, they documented its progress with their cameras as it slid down the mountain.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Heavy snowfall and a rise in temperatures in the Alto Adige region had prompted local officials to increase the avalanche alert warning to level four on a scale of five.
The Telegraph, Avalanches kill seven in northern Italy, 28 December 2009.
 
mortician [ mawr-TISH-uh'n ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. an undertaker or a person who operates a funeral parlour
2. a person who makes the arrangements for the burial of the dead
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 When their grandfather passed away, they engaged the best mortician in the state to conduct the funeral.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 A mortician has appeared in court accused of stealing skeletons.
BBC, Mortician denies stealing skeletons, 21 August 2002.
 
titillate [ TIT-l-eyt ]
 intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr. v.) to tickle or excite
2. (tr. v.) to excite in a pleasurable way
3. (intr. v.) to excite someone in a pleasurable way
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 A group of people collected around him because they were titillated by his jokes.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Although bloody and ballsy, the violence resonates rather than titillates.
BBC, Assault On Precinct 13, Stella Papamichael, 27 January 2005
 
repertoire [ REP-er-twahr ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. the list of dramas, songs, operas, readings, or other such pieces the a performer is prepared to do
2. the entire list of compositions existing in a particular artistic field
3. (n.) the total number of techniques or skills of a person or group
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The group had added a number of new songs to their musical repertoire for the rock concert.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Here, they audition one of the songs in their repertoire, a traditional Cornish song called Sweet Nightingale.
BBC, Sevenoaks - Devon Demo, 30 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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TESTfunda - CAT Question of the Day 16-Jan-10

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CAT Question of the Day
The sum of digits of the smallest positive integer that has exactly 18 positive integer factors and leaves a remainder of 9 when divided by 31 is:
OPTIONS
 
 1)18
 2)16
 3)9
 4)8
 5)None
Tip of the Day
Do not shift focus if it appears that a panelist or the panel is not paying attention to your answers. Keep doing your job as best as you can.
Last year's Question of the day (16-Jan-09)
The question below consists of a paragraph in which the first and last statements are identified as S1 and S2 respectively. Choose the option that has the most logical order of the intermediate sentences.

S1 The force of this analogy is in no degree weakened by the fact
S2 By which it has gradually gone astray from rectitude.
  1. But the moral feelings become vitiated by a process of the mind itself
  2. That there is, in many cases, an apparent difference between that part of our mental constitution on which is founded our conviction of first truths
  3. For the former continues the same in every mind which is neither obscured by idiocy nor distorted by insanity
  4. And that principle from which is derived our impression of moral truth

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 2)ABCD
 3)BCDA
 4)BDCA
 5)BDAC
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TESTfunda Daily Wordlist 15-Jan-10

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crabbed [ KRAB-id ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. grouchy or irritable
2. obscure or difficult to understand or read
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The crabbed old man had a complaint for just about anything and everything.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Those few crabbed souls who resent the cost of maintaining the monarchy have little enough to resent, since the annual sum amounts to a mere 69p per person.
The Telegraph, The Queen's flight, 6 July 2009.
 
gargoyle [ GAHR-goil ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a grotesquely carved figure
2. a grotesque ornamental figure or projection
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Tourists were busy clicking photographs of the gargoyles at the Victoria Terminus.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 From high atop gothic cathedrals, gargoyles look down at the living and the dead moving through the medieval lanes of the city of lights, where jack-o-lanterns can be seen glowing amid the flickering street lamps.
CNN, France goes batty over Halloween, Jenna Milly,
 
enumerate [ i-noo-muh-reyt ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. to mention one by one
2. to count or find out the number of
3. to call out separately in counting
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 After he enumerated all the main points of the lesson, he found that it was quiet easy to memorize.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 if the governor signs it, it theoreticallly would allow Oklahoma to ignore laws that are not "enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution," as stated in the Tenth Amendment.
CNN, Stimulus raises state sovereignty issues, Lauren Kornreich, 6 March 2009.
 
domicile [ DOM-uh'-sahyl ]
 noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (n.) home or residence
2. (n.) a person's legal place of residence
3. (tr. v.) to set up in residence
4. (tr. v.) to set up with a temporary place to reside
5. (intr. v.) to dwell or reside
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 His domicile was a beautiful estate in the south of France.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 There are rules about discriminating against companies because of their domicile.
BBC, Investment 'scandal' risk warning, Paul Lewis, 3 March 2007.
 
dilettante [ DIL-i-tahnt, dil-i-TAHNT, dil-i-TAHN-tey ]
 noun, adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. (n.) a person who dabbles superficially in an activity
2. (n.) anyone who takes up an art only for amusement
3. (n.) a connoisseur or a lover of a fine art or science
4. (adj.) amateurish or pertaining to amateurs
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 His critics branded him a dilettante as he was unable to commit to a particular genre of writing.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Henry's oldest son was something of a dilettante, with a puffed-up idea of his own abilities and importance.
BBC, The Character and Legacy of Henry II, Dr Mike Ibeji, 5 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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