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TESTfunda Daily Wordlist 29-Jan-10

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clipper [ KLIP-er ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. anything that clips or a person that shears
2. a cutting tool for hair, nails etc.
3. a sharp-bowed sailing vessel of the mid-19th century, built for great speed
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 He bought a pair of hedge clippers to trim the overgrown bushes in his garden.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 He says he's also a barber, having acquired clippers he uses to cut people's hair at a price he says is lower than area barber shops.
CNN, In winter, some homeless choose between independence, warmth, Jason Hanna, 8 January 2010.
 
intangible [ in-TAN-juh'-buh'l ]
 noun, adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. (adj.) not able to perceive with the senses
2. (adj.) not clearly defined or unclear to the mind
3. (adj.) existing only in connection with something else- of an asset
4. (n.) something that cannot be realized or properly evaluated
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 He never did amount to much as his ideas and aspirations were intangible.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The term "love" is intangible but you have to feel it for yourself first in order to be able to share it with someone else.
BBC, Love, Mark Taylor, 12 January 2010.
 
ravage [ RAV-ij ]
 noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr. v.) to devastate or bring heavy destruction upon
2. (tr. v.) to wreak havoc upon
3. (tr. v.) to plunder
4. (intr. v.) to cause destruction
5. (n.) serious damage
6. (n.) the act of plundering
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The village and crops were ravaged by the storm.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Karzai is battling to form a functioning government and end a political crisis in the war ravaged nation that has dragged on since he was returned to power in a fraud-tainted presidential election in August.
The Telegraph, Karzai's new cabinet seen as return to patronage politics, Sardar Ahmad, 11 January 2010.
 
char [ chahr ]
 noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr. v.) to scorch or burn only the surface of
2. (tr. v.) to reduce to charcoal by partial combustion
3. (intr. v.) to become burnt or reduced to charcoal
4. (n.) material that has been burnt or reduced to charcoal
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 None of the artifacts were recognizable, everything was charred to a cinder by the blaze.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The photos showed heavy damage, with charred furniture, peeling wallpaper and floors strewn with broken glass, debris and ashes.
CNN, Fire heavily damages office of reformist Iranian lawmaker, 31 December 2009.
 
arboretum [ ahr-buh'-REE-tuh'm ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a botanical garden
2. a piece of land on which different plants are grown either for study or show
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The college had a well maintained arboretum for those students who had opted for botany as a subject.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Tony Kirkham, head of arboretum at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the UK's leading authority on tree planting, gives his top tips for planting trees.
The Telegraph, Top tips for tree planting, 22 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 29-Jan-10

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This question consists of two capitalized words that have a certain relationship to each other, followed by a single word. Choose the option that creates a pair with the single word such that the pair RELATED to each other in the same way as the capitalized pair.

Pride: Lions :: Unkindness: ?
OPTIONS
 
 1)Pigs
 2)Jackals
 3)Ravens
 4)Weasels
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Summarizing a group discussion is different from concluding it. Do not confuse one with the other.
Last year's Question of the day (29-Jan-09)
In a class of fifty five students each one has either opted for Computer or Hindi as a subject and was either interested in debate or quiz. The number of students who have opted for Computer and are interested in debate is two-third of the number of students who have opted for Computer and are interested in quiz. Similarly the students interested in Hindi are twice the number of the students interested in Computer and quiz. Find the total number of students who have opted for Hindi.
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 1)30
 2)15
 3)25
 4)20
 5)Cannot be determined
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TestFunda Weekly Newsletter 28th January 2010

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MBA News
MICAT registration date extended to Feb 5
Last date for receipt of application to MICAT has been extended to February 5, 2010
IIMs to hold separate GDs, interviews this year
Indian Institutes of Management have decided to continue with the existing admission system of conducting group discussions and personal interviews independently, at least for this year.
XAT 2010 Results Out!
The XAT 2010 results declared by XLRI have been made available on http://xlri.edu
An insight into the SCMHRD short-listing procedure
SCHMRD has put up an article on their website giving us an insight into their short-listing procedure.
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Current Affairs
Will South America Become The Next Global IT Hub?
Latin America is IT's next destination. What will India do?
Will India Become the World's Third Largest Economy in 2012?
Is India poised to become the world's third largest economy by 2012?
Will China's Economic Resurgence Continue in 2010?
China continues to grow as the recession shows signs of fading, but can they keep it up forever?
Environmental egresses
Fashionable attempts to save the planet are on especially as world environment day is celebrated world over. Leading the pack - the youth are certainly a committed lot.
LTTE : Implications on a global perspective
Scores of Tamilians are settled within Sri Lanka. However, the Sri Lankans, ever since the very beginning, have denied Tamilians many basic human rights and have made them live under horrible conditions.
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TestFunda Events & Contests
Zapped - A live quiz by VJTI Pratibimb & TestFunda
Pratibimb, VJTI's annual fest, and TestFunda bring to you a live quiz - 'ZAPPED' on the VJTI campus! Get a chance to participate in the quiz and win cool merchandise!
TestFunda 1,50,000 users celebrations
We now have 1,50,000+ users!!! As per tradition, we bring you contests, schemes and new features to celebrate this landmark.
Be a GD Guru! - Article Writing Contest - From 28 Jan to 6 Feb 2010
Here's a chance to show off your writing skills and share your knowledge with your peers. Write a GD capsule on a topic of your choice. The Best Entries stand to win great prizes and of course, bragging rights.
T-MAT - TestFunda Management Aptitude Test - On 1-Feb-2010, 7 pm to 8 pm
Brace yourself to be tested on various subjects that are generally posed to MBA aspirants before they get to their dream B-schools. And, (of course!!!) winners of the quiz will be awarded special prizes and discounts on TestFunda Courseware.
GDPI Resources
Virtual GD #03 - Global Warming - How serious are we?
Here is a recording of the virtual GD held on Monday, 25th Jan 2010.
Online Debate #02 - Global Warming - We are not serious about it!
Click the above link to view the Online Debate held on Monday, 25th Jan at 6 pm.
Online Debate #03 - Modern India still believes in superstitions and astrology.
Click the above link to participate in the Online Debate on 28th Jan at 6 pm.
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Enigma
Shivani shares her thoughts with us through this poem.
I Refuse to Break
A poem written by Meghana about her beliefs.
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Sporting Declarations by Rahul Namjoshi
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