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TESTfunda Daily Wordlist 17-Jan-10

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rampart [ RAM-pahrt ]
 noun, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (n.) an embankment capped with a stone parapet raised as a fortification around a place
2. (adj.) an effective bulwark or defence
3. (tr. v.) to defend with a fortified embankment
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The villagers built ramparts around the village as a defence against invaders.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Intoxicated by the romance of a fairy-tale castle, they ran amok along the ramparts of Fort Qaitbey.
The Telegraph, Alexandria, Egypt: in praise of Alex, Teresa Levonian Cole, 29 November 2009.
 
implicate [ IM-pli-keyt ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. to involve or show to be involved intimately or incriminatingly
2. something that is understood
3. to affect as a consequence or to imply as a necessary circumstance
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 They could not implicate him in the robbery because he had an ironclad alibi.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 He also claimed to have documents in his possession that could implicate some PSL club officials.
BBC, Match-fixing row hits South Africa, Piers Edwards, 25 November 2009.
 
abscission [ ab-SIZH-uh'n ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a sudden termination or the act of cutting off
2. the natural separation of a fruit, flowers and leaves from a plant
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The botanist was working on an experiment to delay the abscission in the petals of the rose so that it would remain fresh for a long time.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Understanding the process of abscission - which applies to petals and fruit as well as leaves - will be of particular interest to the commercial fruit tree and cut flower industries, which aim to ensure fruit remains on branches until it is ripe.
The Telegraph, Why leaves fall off trees is discovered, Roger Highfield, 22 September 2008.
 
dissension [ di-SEN-shuh'n ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a quarrel or a strong disagreement
2. a difference of opinion
3. discord
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Because of the dissension among the members of the team, they lost the match.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The escalating public dissension within the ranks of House Democrats raised new questions about the bill's prospects.
CNN, House Democrats splinter over health care, 25 July 2009.
 
cartographer [ kahr-TOG-ruh'-fer ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a person who makes maps
2. a person engaged in the scientific and artistic production and development of maps
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 He claimed to be a cartographer by profession yet he was unable to read the road map.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Whether it takes 20 years or five before a new map of Europe can be drawn with any prospect of its being permanent, the latest evidence of German-Soviet collaboration has further complicated the outlook, both for salesmen and for cartographers.
The Telegraph, COMMENT World War 2: Yet again Germany and Russia have parcelled out Poland, 29 September 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-Jan-10

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

Hydrocephalus: Cholecystectomy
OPTIONS
 
 1)Atherosclerosis : Angioplasty
 2)Hepatic neoplasms: Hepatectomy
 3)Rheumatoid arthritis: Arthroplasty
 4)Hernia: Tracheotomy
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Keep your biodata as concise as possible. Your main selling points should not be lost in a mass of data.
Last year's Question of the day (17-Jan-09)
5 boys and 5 girls sit in a row. Which of the following is true?
  1. The probability that all the boys do not sit together is 41/42
  2. The probability that boys and girls sit alternate to each other is (5! × 4!)/9!
  3. The probability that one of the boys Aman sits with one of the girls Tanushree is 1/5
  4. The probability that all the boys sit together and all the girls sit together is 2/10!

OPTIONS
 
 1)A and B
 2)A, B and C
 3)B, C and D
 4)C and D
 5)D
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January 16, 2010

Top Headlines

Narayanan next West Bengal governor, Patil for Punjab
NSA M K Narayanan is being appointed governor of West Bengal and ex-home minister Shivraj Patil in Punjab as the Centre finalizes a list of 5 new governors.

Angry Abhinav Bindra wants to quit shooting
Annoyed at being treated like a "Mr. Nobody" by national federation, India's only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra is planning to quit shooting.

3 Indians denied entry into Australian bar
Three Indians were among a group of 6 South Asians who were turned away by a Melbourne bar in what is being described by them as "a case of racism".

Cities

Mother, son held for cheating flat seekers in Mumbai
A 50-year-old woman, her son and their accountant were held for allegedly cheating over 30 people by promising them govt-run MHADA flats at cheaper rates.

Literary feast at Jaipur
The Jaipur Literature Fest seems to have captured global imagination. This is quite apparent from the galaxy of writers who will descend from Jan 21-25.

Business

Tata's Nano bags 'car of the year' award
Tata's Nano car has won Autocar India 2010's 'car of the year' award. "Recognition is for the full team that worked on the car," Tata Sons' chief Ratan Tata said.

Orissa to seek public opinion on Posco project
Orissa govt has decided to seek public opinion on Posco-India's proposed mega steel plant after failing to implement Rs 51,000cr project due to local opposition.

Sports

Somdev fails to qualify for Australian Open
Somdev Devvarman missed out on a chance of featuring in his 2nd successive Grand Slam singles main draw after losing the final round of the Australian Open.

I never thought of quitting: Sharapova
Maria Sharapova insists she never considered quitting when a serious shoulder injury forced her out of the game, and warned that the hunger is back again.

Entertainment

Drunk Adnan Sami creates a ruckus
Adnan Sami created a ruckus at Ken Ghosh's trial show of Chance Pe Dance. Sami came drunk for the 6pm show and got into an ugly verbal spat.

Shammi Kapoor is the romantic icon: Aamir
"Shammi Kapoor, for me, is the romantic icon. He is also my personal favourite," said Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan.

Infotech

9 tips to safeguard privacy on Facebook
Recently, social networking site Facebook asked its users -- first gently, then firmly -- to review and update their privacy settings.

Facebook lands women into Dark Net
A woman and her 2 daughters logged onto Facebook from cell phones and wound up in a startling place - strangers' accounts with full access to private info.

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