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TESTfunda Daily Wordlist 26-Jan-10

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impede [ im-PEED  ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. to obstruct
2. halt the progress of
3. hinder
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 They felt they could impede the construction of the factory by blocking the road which led to the site.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 But his injury did little to impede his rise through the ranks, and much to add to his personal charisma.
BBC, ISRAEL'S GENERALS: MOSHE DAYAN, 14 June 2004.
 
chivalrous [ SHIV-uh'l-ruh's ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. possessing qualities like gallantry, honour, courage and courtesy
2. characterized by being considerate and courteous to women
3. being gracious and honourable to a defeated foe
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 His friends advised him to be chivalrous and play the gentleman when out on a date.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Generally, it's safe to say that deep down, most women do appreciate chivalrous gentlemen.
BBC, Student diary: the book they never wrote but should have, 12 January 2010.
 
awl [ awl ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a pointed instrument or tool used for piercing leather or wood
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 He used an awl to sew a patch on to his leather jacket.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 He said he was angry that the company demanded workers repair sidewall blisters by punching holes in the tire with an awl.
CNN, Firestone CEO, former workers answer questions in tire lawsuits, 27 October 2007.
 
lineaments [ LIN-ee-uh'-muh'nt ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a feature of a figure considered with respect to the whole
2. distinctive characteristics
3. prominent features
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The witness claimed that the lineaments of the thief's countenance were deeply etched on his mind.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 However, while seismicity concentrates there, potentially active lineaments occur elsewhere.
BBC, Italy at the mercy of fault lines, 31 October 2002.
 
conduit [ KON-dwit ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a tube or pipe for conveying fluids
2. a duct for enclosing electric cables
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The two tanks were connected by a conduit.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 One conduit would push the warm water from the ocean's surface down.
CNN, Can Bill Gates stop hurricanes? Scientists doubt it, Ayesha Tejpar, 1 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 26-Jan-10

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If a, b, c are positive integers such that



find the number of triplets (a, b, c) such that a + 2b + c ≤ 40?
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 1)41
 2)42
 3)40
 4)37
 5)33
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The shoes, the hair, the clothes- every last detail of her dress, in fact- were utterly ______________.
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 2)dolce vita
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 5)`a la carte
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January 25, 2010

Top Headlines

Maintain status quo on 44 deemed universities, says SC
The Supreme Court directed the union government to maintain status quo on the 44 deemed universities facing de-recognition for not being upto the standard.

Aamir, Sehwag, Nobel laureate Venky, Rahman in Padma list
Among the awardees are Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Apollo hospital's Pratap Reddy while A R Rahman and Aamir Khan get Padma Bhushan.

Ruchika molestation case: Rathore gets interim bail
A court on Monday granted interim bail to former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore in connection with the Ruchika Girhotra molestation and suicide case.

Cities

MNS distributes Marathi alphabet books to taxi drivers
As part of its 'Marathi manoos' agenda, MNS activists distributed Marathi alphabets books to taxi drivers asking them to learn to speak the language fast.

Delhi readies for World Book Fair
The theme of the fair, organised by National Book Trust, is 'Reading for Commonwealth' in view of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October.

Business

India's GDP to grow at 9.2%: CMIE
The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy expects Asia's third largest economy's GDP growth to accelerate to 9.2% in 2010-11 from 6.9% in 2009-10.

SBI posts steady Q3 net, meets forecast
The State Bank of India on Monday reported steady quarterly net profit, with better loan growth helping the country's top lender.

Sports

Sachin Tendulkar cracks 45th Test hundred
Sachin Tendulkar reached yet another milestone on Monday when he completed his 45th Test century as India tightened their grip over Bangladesh in the second Test.

Paes-Dlouhy in Australian Open quarters
India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy stormed into the quarter-finals of the men's doubles event at the Australian Open on Monday.

Entertainment

Salman Khan sued for Veer
Gurgaon-based writer Pavan Choudary, the author of A Trilogy Of Wisdom, has alleged that the scriptwriter has copied a 'thought' of his book for the film.

I'll get married in 2012, says Katrina
Katrina Kaif is certain she will get married in 2012. And since that's just two years from now, she is all set to have the time of her life in films.

Infotech

9 Top Desi mobile phones
High on features and low on prices, these phones are hugely popular with the masses, posing a big competition to the Nokias and Samsungs in the market.

Lenovo to shut plant in India
The PC maker will shut down its Baddi plant, set up in 2007 with a production capacity of about a million units, to rationalise its operations in the country.

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