Monthly Archives: February 2012

Words from the Press 28th Feb 2012

India send special envoy to Oslo to end custody row   Envoy   This comes from the French word ‘Envoyee’ which literally means one who is sent. The meaning of the word is one who is sent to represent any … Continue reading

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Words from the Press 27th Feb 2012

India turn a Nobbs, enter Olympics with an 8-1 flourish   Flourish   Flourish comes from the word ‘Flos’ which means a flower. The sense changed to man something that thrives with all the gaiety and grandeur of a flower opening. The word is … Continue reading

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Schedule from 27th Feb. 2012

12-2pm: Ratio Proportion & Variation (New module) 2pm-4pm: Analytical reasoning (New module) 4pm-6pm: Analytical reasoning (New module) 6pm-8pm: Number System (New module) 6pm-8pm: Percentages Review test {“Grammar” will start in this batch from ” Tuesday” 28th Feb. 2012}

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Words from the Press 26th Feb 2012

Nair writes to PMO : being made scapegoats, order re-probe.   Scapegoat    Scapegoat comes from an old Bible story where a goat was sent out to be punished on account of the sins committed by the people around an … Continue reading

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The Killing Joke….. explained.

Lunatic : Suffering from lunacy; insane.   Asylum :  An institution for the care of people, especially those with physical or mental impairments, who require organized supervision or assistance.   Avert : Avoid   Berserk :  Destructively or frenetically violent; as in … Continue reading

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Words from the Press 25th Feb 2012

Swargate terminus lacks round the clock security   Terminus   This comes from the Latin word of the same spelling which means end or the boundary line. A terminus can be considered as the end point of a journey. When applied to buses or trains … Continue reading

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CAT 2012 Weekend batch

25th and 26th Feb. 2012 11am: Algebra (Progression) Algebra module Test on Sunday, 26th Feb. 2012.

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Words from the Press 24th feb 2012

Avalanche buries 16 armymen in J&K.   Avalanche   This word comes from the Swiss word ‘Avalantze’ which simply means descent. Avalanche means a sliding of a very massive amount of rock or snow off a mountain and onto the … Continue reading

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Arkham Asylum……explained (HAHAHAHAHA)

  Haunting : Continually recurring to the mind; unforgettable: a haunting melody. Used in the context of ghosts as they are supposed to keep coming to the same spot that they have originally been to. Haunting has nothing to do with otherworldliness or anything … Continue reading

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Words from the Press 23rd Feb 2012

New center-state feud.   Feud   This word comes from old English and Scottish. It comes from the word ‘fede’ which means a quarrel or hostility or simply enmity. The usage of the word today is pretty much along the same … Continue reading

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Words from the Press 22nd Feb 2012

No plan to defang EC   Defang   Defang is a word formed by joining de and fang. Fang is the carnivorous teeth of an animal or the teeth used by certain animals (snakes) to inject poison in its victims. … Continue reading

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Words from the Press 21st Feb 2012

50 pilots resign in one week, leave Kingfisher high and dry.   High and Dry   High and dry is an idiom which can alternatively mean something which is kept away from a difficult situation or even something that has … Continue reading

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Words from the Press 20th Feb 2012

Dhoni fumes over 3rd umpiring confusion   Fume   Fume comes from the Latin word Fumus which means smoke or steam. Fume means vapours which are harmful or which are in such voluminous a quantity that they appear threatening. t also means getting extremely angry, as … Continue reading

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Schedule from 20th February 2012

11am-1pm: Number system (Contd.) 1:30pm-3:30pm: Algebra (Contd.) 2pm-4pm: Data Interpretation (Contd.) 4pm:6pm: Averages & Weighted Averages (New module) 4pm-6pm: Grammar (New module) 6pm-8pm: Reading Comprehension (Contd.) 6pm-8pm: Algebra review test on Monday {New module “Percentages” will start from Tuesday” 21st … Continue reading

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Words from the Press 19th Feb 2012

Thai curbs on open visa policy after terror plot   Curb   Curb comes from the Latin word ‘Curvus’ and it used to mean the leather strap with which a horses mouth was bound. Curvus means curvy in Latin, but … Continue reading

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