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TESTfunda Daily Wordlist 25-Jan-10

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shirk [ shurk ]
 intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr. v.) to evade
2. (tr. v.) to avoid or neglect
3. (intr. v.) to avoid one's duty
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 He was dedicated and never shirked his responsibilities.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 He has never shirked a challenge and some of our best known companies have benefited from his leadership and guidance.
The Telegraph, Telegraph award: industry acclaim for Sir Philip Hampton, a businessman for all seasons, Roland Gribben, 11 November 2009.
 
impudence [ IM-pyuh'-duh'ns ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. insolence or the act of being offensively bold
2. impertinent behaviour
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The impudence of the team leader only served to provoke a non-cooperative attitude from the team.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Kisumu, which is dominated by the Luo tribe, voted overwhelmingly for Raila Odinga, Mr Kibaki's defeated challenger, and the authorities, they said, were punishing them for their impudence.
The Telegraph, Inside Kenya: The tribal slaughter, Adrian Blomfield, 1 January 2008
 
metamorphosis [ met-uh'-MAWR-fuh'-sis ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism
2. a complete change in the character, appearance or circumstances
3. a transformation by magic or sorcery
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The documentary film was about the metamorphosis of a tadpole into a frog.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Arthropod hatchling vary from miniature adults to grubs and caterpillars that lack jointed limbs and eventually undergo a total metamorphosis to produce the adult form.
BBC, Arthropods
 
conjecture [ kuh'n-JEK-cher ]
 noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (n.) a guess
2. (n.) a theory without sufficient evidence or proof
3. (tr. v.) to guess or infer from evidence that is inconclusive
4. (intr. v.) to make a guess
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 He was not clairvoyant though his predictions which were based on conjecture sometimes turned out to be true.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 There was much conjecture on Wednesday about how good sales at Marks & Spencer really were over Christmas.
The Telegraph, Look past M&S's sales semantics, James Hall, 6 January 2010.
 
atavism [ AT-uh'-viz-uh'm ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. the reappearance of characteristics of some remote ancestor, in an individual, that have been absent for some generations
2. a throwback or a reversion to an earlier type
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The proud father explained to his wife that the sixth toe on the left foot of their baby was due to atavism.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Murray is neither sentimental nor whimsical when he writes about this atavism on the edge of our world; as a Hebridean native himself, he understands the culture as a living and changing thing, mourning the loss of people first, and folk-ways only in as much as they form part of a holistic system.
The Telegraph, The Guga Hunters by Donald S Murray - review, Will Self, 26 November 2008.
 
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 25-Jan-10

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CAT Question of the Day
A sentence is given below with a part of it printed in bold type. That part may contain a grammatical error. Each sentence is followed by phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4). Find out which phrase should replace the phrase given in bold to correct the error, if there is any, and to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.

Homer Simpson is a fictional main characteristic in the animated television series "The Simpsons".
OPTIONS
 
 1)fiction main character
 2)fictional main character
 3)fictional mainly character
 4)fictional main characters
 5)No correction required
Tip of the Day
Steer clear of controversial topics during your personal interview. Avoid strong statements on religious, political or any taboo topics.
Last year's Question of the day (25-Jan-09)
A school teacher played a game, 'Geo-basics' with the students of a mathematics class by asking them to write a statement each on a piece of paper. The statements should be related to basics of geometry lesson, that he taught last week to the class.

He gave 3 points to a student, if the statement written by him/her is 'always true', 2 points, if the statement is 'sometimes true' and 1 point if the statement is 'never true'.

What is the sum of the points given by the teacher to a group of five students who wrote the following statements:

(a) It is possible to draw three points that are noncoplanar.

(b) If two ants are walking along different straight lines but in different directions, their paths cannot cross more than once.

(c) If two rays share a common endpoint, then they form a line.

(d) Three coplanar lines may have zero, one, two or three points of intersection.

(e) If two planes intersect, they intersect in a straight line.
OPTIONS
 
 1)11
 2)13
 3)15
 4)Cannot be determined
 5)None of these.
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January 24, 2010

Top Headlines

Ex-Pak air force chief's image in Indian govt ad
In a huge embarrassment, a full page newspaper ad to mark the National Girl Child Day carried a photo of Tanvir Ahmed along with that of Manmohan Singh & Sonia.

Osama claims Dec 25 US plane plot, warns Obama of fresh attacks
In an audio message released on Sunday, the al-Qaida leader claimed responsibility for the Christmas Day bombing attempt and also vowed further attacks on the US.

Attacks on Indians may hit ties: Australian envoy
The Australian envoy to India Peter Varghese has admitted that continuing attacks on Indians have the 'potential to impact on the relations' between the two sides.

Cities

Fan frenzy forces Salman to skip Jaipur marathon
The Bollywood star Salman Khan had to beat a hasty retreat after frenzied fans mobbed him in the Pink City, resulting in a police lathicharge.

Delhi again fogged out, 50 flights disrupted
Dense fog disrupted operations at IGI for the sixth consecutive day, throwing schedules of around 50 domestic and international flights out of gear.

Business

7 of top 10 cos lose Rs 73K crore in m-cap
A whopping Rs 73,000 crore was eroded from market capitalisation of seven of the top 10 firms last week as Sensex fell below the crucial 17,000-mark.

Sugar on boil again: Prices soar by Rs 10 since Jan 13
Ten days after the Centre announced a slew of measures to contain it, the retail price of sugar has surged by up to Rs 10 a kg across the country.

Sports

Kalmadi a sports mafia, says Pargat Singh
The ex-hockey captain on Sunday launched a scathing attack on IOA president Suresh Kalmadi, accusing him of trying to become the Hockey India chief.

India on top after day one of 2nd Test
The opening day belonged to India as Ishant (4/66) and Zaheer (3/62) decimated the Bangladesh top and middle order to reduce the hosts to 127 for seven.

Entertainment

Brangelina sign split deal
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have apparently seen divorce lawyers and agreed to sign a 205-million-pound split deal.

After you, Abhishek, says Vivek
Although Vivek Oberoi was successful in making amends with Amitabh Bachchan last week, he still hasn't made much headway with Abhishek Bachchan.

Infotech

Four popular alternatives to Internet Explorer
IE's popularity makes it an ideal choice for hackers. There is a wide range of free, feature-rich browsers available that offer great alternatives.

Review: Sony Ericsson Satio
The 3.5-inch screen and 16:9 widescreen format make it an ideal device to watch movies on a flight or catch TV serials and videos during lunch break.

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