Monthly Archives: January 2012

Words from the Press 31st Jan 2012

Parties see wave, but it may not be anti-incumbent Incumbent Incumbent means in relation to duties or obligations. This word is used many times within political circles. It is a very well motivated word. adjective 1. Imposed as an obligation or duty; … Continue reading

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Words from the Press 30th Jan 2012

Ranbir rocks, Vidya sizzles   Sizzle   From the middle English Sizzen which means to hiss or buzz. It is used in that context of the sound described and is also used to describe something considered sexy; as in it … Continue reading

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Schedule from 30th Jan 2012

1:30pm-3:30pm: Algebra (New module) 2pm-4pm: Ratio (Contd.) [New module "Percentages" will start from Wednesday, 1st Feb. 2012.] 4pm-6pm: Geometry (Contd.) 4pm-6pm: Percentages (Contd.) 6pm-8pm: Data Interpretation (Contd.) 6pm-8pm: Algebra (New module)

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All-Star Superman

PART 1 Page 3 Shattering : Breaking in many pieces. Meant to say, absolutely broken. Convection Zone : The convection zone of a star is the range of radii in which energy is transported primarily by convection. In the radiation zone, energy is transported by radiation. Stellar convection consists … Continue reading

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Words from the Press 25th Jan 2012

The Republic Loses to the mob This is an allusion, and a very clever one at that. The first allusion, obviously, is that our Republic day is approaching and we can check the plight of a ‘free’ India. The second … Continue reading

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Words from the Press 24th Jan 2012

Shoe hurled Hurled Hurl comes form the old German word Hurlen which mean to violently collide with each other. Hurl carries that meaning today, but with only one point of force, as in now the hurl is about two objects … Continue reading

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol I

PART 1 Empire Dreams PAGE 1 Panel 1 Dover A port in South East England, in E Kent on the Strait of Dover: the only one of the Cinque Ports that is still important; a stronghold since ancient times and Caesar’s … Continue reading

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Words from the Press 23rd Jan 2012

Kashmir zealots push christians into the valley of fear while politicos silent on row over proselytization.   Zealot   A zealot was originally a member of a militant 1st century Jewish sect which fiercely resisted the Romans in Palestine. The meaning … Continue reading

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The Sandman Cometh! Vol 1 : Preludes and nocturnes

Part 1 Sleep of the Just Page 1 Panel 1 Wych Cross : Wych Cross is a real town in East Sussex, about 50 km southeast of London. The Wych is alluding to Witch and also subtly informing the reader to … Continue reading

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Schedule from 23rd January 2012

1:30pm-3:30pm: Number System Review Test [New module "Verbal Logic" will start from Tuesday, 24th Jan. 2012] 2pm-4pm: Verbal Logic Module Test [New module: "Ratio" will start from Tuesday, 24th Jan. 2012]. 4pm-6pm: Geometry (Contd.) 4pm-6pm: Ratio (Contd.) 6pm-8pm: Data Interpretation … Continue reading

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Words from the Press 22nd Jan 2012

They have indulged in vendetta politics.   Indulge   This word comes from the Latin word ‘Indulgere’ which means ‘being complaisant’. The meaning of the word is akin to ‘to treat with an unearned favor’. that is the root of … Continue reading

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Words from the Press 21st Jan 2012

Government reviews verdict, mulls amendments   Review   Review comes from the Latin word ‘Revidere’ which means ‘to see again’. Review means to go over something, again, with intent to see how it functions or to better its functionality by … Continue reading

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Words from the Press 19th Jan 2012

HC indicts spiteful Modi   Indict   This comes from the Old English word Enditer which meant to dictate or inform. Indict, today, is used to accuse a person and charge them with a felony or something.   verb   … Continue reading

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Words from the Press 17th Jan 2012

Facing SC contempt, Pak PM turns to allies   Contempt   From the Latin word ‘contemptibilis’ which means worthy of scorn. Contempt is something that you hate, but without the anger or the burn and with a lot of condescension. … Continue reading

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Words from the Press 18th Jan 2012

Portugal SC rejects Salem’s extradition   Extradition   Extradition is a word coined by the famous French philosopher, Voltaire. He combined ‘ex’ which means out and ‘traditionem’ and the word means to hand over, to deliver. This word means to … Continue reading

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