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wring  [  ring  ]   [  noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb  ]   MEANING :   1. (tr. v.) to squeeze, twist or compress to extract liquid 2. (tr. v.) to forcibly twist or wrench 3. (tr. v.) to shake someone's hand 4. (tr. v.) to obtain by force 5. (intr. v.) to squirm 6. (n.) a twist or the act of squeezing   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   Every day the maid would wring out the water from the washed clothes and then hang them out to dry.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   He is now beginning a fresh effort to wring concessions from China.


hull  [  huhl  ]   [  noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb  ]   MEANING :   1. (n.) the hollow frame or lower portion or bottom of a ship 2. (n.) the husk or dry outer covering of 3. (n.) the calyx of certain fruits 4. (tr. v.) to shell or remove the outer covering of 5. (intr. v.) to drift on water without sails or engine (of a boat)


evocative  [  ih-VOK-uh'-tiv  ] [  adjective  ] MEANING : 1. being remindful 2. tending to arouse emotions USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : That painting of children huddled together by the hearth was evocative of a cold winter’s night. USAGE EXAMPLE 2 : In a scene vividly evocative of the film Flubber, Valencia gets to the byline and crosses. Download free English Grammar Book with exercises Click to Download  


brunt  [  bruhnt  ]   [  noun  ]   MEANING :   1. the main force of a blow 2. most of the impact of 3. the burden of   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   The back section of the fort bore the brunt of the attack indicating that the invaders had used divertive tactics.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   British households should brace themselves for greater pain in 2011 than 2010, as the brunt of the Government's tax rises and spending cuts come into force.


wisp  [  wisp  ]   [  noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb  ]   MEANING :   1. (n.) a tuft or handful 2. (n.) a streak or trace of 3. (n.) slender or delicate 4. (tr. v.) to twist into tufts 5. (intr. v.) to drift in thin streaks   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   During the concert Michael Jackson had a wisp of hair hanging down in front of his face.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   A museum in the Borders cuts through the opposition to buy a wisp of hair believed to be from the head of Mary Queen of Scots


thrifty  [  THRIF-tee  ]   [  adjective  ]   MEANING :   1. practicing economical management or wisely frugal 2. prosperous, thriving or successful 3. growing vigorously   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   A thrifty person will always have enough set aside for a rainy day.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   Jean Brown in Keighley has been thrifty and has a few lessons for people on how to live well on a modest budget!


tactile  [  TAK-til, -tahyl  ]   [  adjective  ]   MEANING :   1. pertaining to or characterized by the sense of touch 2. perceptible to the touch 3. tangible   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   The author’s tactile description of the setting was so vivid and lifelike that the reader would invariably get involved in the story.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   My background was in making buildings accessible to people with various disabilities, and part of that involved creating tactile diagrams of floor plans and emergency routes for visually-impaired people.


rousing  [  ROU-zing  ] [  adjective  ] MEANING : 1. exciting, inspiring or stimulating 2. active or lively 3. extraordinary or astonishing USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : The minstrel always succeeded in producing rousing feelings of ardour whenever he sang his ballads. USAGE EXAMPLE 2 : Reality Hunger is a manifesto aimed at rousing writers of today to gain inspiration from the real world.


ludicrous  [  LOO-di-kruh's  ]   [  adjective  ]   MEANING :   1. laughable because of absurdity 2. hilarious because of being ridiculous 3. provoking or deserving derision   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   He had a ludicrous manner of speaking about a serious topic that made people laugh.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   A Bristol woman, who successfully won a court case against a car clamping firm, says the current rules are ""ludicrous"".


brusque  [  bruhsk; especially Brit. broo'sk  ]   [  adjective  ]   MEANING :   1. blunt or abrupt in manner 2. curt in speech 3. discourteous or rough   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   The customers avoided him because of his brusque behaviour.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   To his credit, David Cameron was swift to grasp the true implications of the scandal and to take action: he is still resented by some of his backbenchers for what they regard as the brusque way he treated them.


incipient  [  in-SIP-ee-uh'nt  ]   [  adjective  ]   MEANING :   1. beginning to appear or at an initial stage 2. starting to develop   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   His plant had spouted incipient buds which would bloom after a week.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   Every time I visit Lewis Towers, my mother checks my eyelids for signs of incipient anaemia, wraps me in a rug and lays me out on the sofa while she rubs my toes.


infringe  [  in-FRINJ  ]   [  intransitive verb, transitive verb  ]   MEANING :   1. (tr. v.) to commit a breach of or violate 2. (tr. v.) to transgress or cross the limits of 3. (intr. v.) to engage in trespassing 4. (intr. v.) to encroach upon   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   He was warned that their copyright could not be infringed without consequences.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   The picture you send must not be defamatory and must not infringe any law.


disband  [  dis-BAND  ]   [  intransitive verb, transitive verb  ]   MEANING :   1. (tr. v.) to break up or dissolve 2. (intr. v.) to cease to function as a unit 3. (intr. v.) to disperse   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   After accumulating sufficient loot, the masked gang disbanded.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   Al Muhajiroun was formally disbanded in October 2004 but still operates, CNN has discovered, under a variety of guises.


cohabit  [  koh-HAB-it  ]   [  intransitive verb  ]   MEANING :   1. to live together although not legally married 2. to coexist or dwell together 3. to share an intimate relationship   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   Couples could not cohabit in that self-righteous town without first getting married.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   Jill Goldman, a family law expert at Thomas Eggar, said: "It is true that these days most people cohabit for a while before marriage and therefore, they are that much older on average when they marry than they would have been in the 1960s and 1970s and earlier.


subsidy  [  SUHB-si-dee  ] [  noun  ] MEANING : 1. a direct pecuniary aid granted by the government to a private industrial undertaking 2. a contribution of money or a grant 3. monetary assistance given by the government to a person or organization USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : The government of India gives a subsidy to manufacturers of fertilizer. USAGE EXAMPLE 2 : In a quirk of the archaic law, local authorities can sign over such cash to the distillers themselves via such things as local tax breaks and advertising subsidies. To know how to make a free call to any mobile number visit


rebuke [ ri-BYOOK ] [ noun, transitive verb ] MEANING : 1. (tr. v.) to reprove or express sharp, stern disapproval of 2. (tr. v.) to reprimand or admonish 3. (tr. v.) check or repress 4. (n.) a sharp, stern disapproval or a reprimand USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : The teacher rebuked the children who did not complete their homework assignment. USAGE EXAMPLE 2 : The rebuke comes after China warned that Washington risked damaging US-China relations if it went ahead with the meeting, however analysts said the China's carefully calibrated response indicated that Beijing was not going to overreact.


dutiful  [  DOO-tuh'-fuh'l  ]   [  adjective  ]   MEANING :   1. characterized by performing one's duty or doing what is expected 2. proceeding from a sense of obligation   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   She was a dutiful wife whose only concern seemed to be her children and husband.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   In place of dutiful suffering, responsibility and sacrifice, they were hungry for a measure of individual self-fulfilment.


trident  [  TRAHYD-nt  ]   [  noun  ]   MEANING :   1. a three pronged spearlike weapon 2. a three-pronged spear   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   The artist sculpted a statue of Neptune bearing a trident for the School of Oceanography.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   The Indian state of Rajasthan is to introduce a ban on Hindus carrying a traditional religious icon, the trident.


traduce  [  truh-DOOS, -DYOOS  ] [  transitive verb  ] MEANING : 1. to slander or defame 2. to speak maliciously and falsely about 3. to cause disgrace or humiliation to a person by making malicious and false statements USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : The politician was traduced by his adversary during the election campaign. USAGE EXAMPLE 2 : The "socialised medicine" of the British National Health Service has been roundly traduced; imperfect it may be, but the stories fed to the American public were caricatures.


feminism  n. 1. Belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes. 2. The movement organized around this belief. Usage example1:   The immature democracy of India was unable to pass the Women's Reservation Bill, killing the idea of feminism. Usage example2:   Feminism is not just an ideology, but also a need of a developed nation. Happy Woman's Day (8th March 2010).  This day we salute the Woman, who is the mother of all of us.  Let us salute those great woman who took that extreme pain, that a man could never feel, to give birth to us.  Love you mom, mummy, mother.


nostalgia  [  no-STAL-juh'  ]   [  noun  ]   MEANING :   1. a sentimental longing for the happiness of a former place or time 2. a condition of being homesick or a display of homesickness   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   Everyone talks about their college days with nostalgia.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   I am really nostalgic, and it is difficult for me to leave my hometown.


maculated  [  MAK-yuh'-ley-tid  ]   [  adjective, transitive verb  ]   MEANING :   1. (adj.) blotched or stained 2. (adj.) spotted 3. (tr. v.) to be blotched or blemished   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   Muddy water from the puddle splashed on her and maculated her pretty dress.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   Pure Italian marble, maculated by the heavy traffic, but gleaming proudly in the afternoon sun.


incessant  [  in-SES-uh'nt  ]   [  adjective  ]   MEANING :   1. continuing without interruption 2. unending or ceaseless   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   Hulk becomes incessant once he turns into a green monster.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   India's growth has been incessant despite of recession.


gavel  [  GRAV-uh'l  ]   [  noun, transitive verb  ]   MEANING :   1. (n.) small pebbles 2. (tr. v.) to cover with small pebbles 3. (tr. v.) to bring to a standstill from perplexity 5. (adj.) harsh and grating   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   The gravel path leads to the gazebo.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   She was walking home one evening and stumbled on the gravel then tripped over the hole, landing on her leg.


exchequer  [  EKS-chek-er  ]   [  noun  ]   MEANING :   1. a treasury of a nation or state 2. the governmental department's public revenues.   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   Indian government's exchequer could have been tremendous if the officials and the politicians were honest.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   Mumbai contributes maximum to the exchequer.

NMAT results 2010 declared

This year's NMAT 2010 examination conducted online for admission to NMIMS has been declared on March 3, 2010. To check the results one can visit their official site and enter their NMAT ID and date of birth to retrieve the results. Best of Luck for your results.


lineage  [  LIN-ee-ij  ] [  noun  ] MEANING : 1. a direct descent from a particular ancestor 2. ancestry 3. the amount charged per printed line of a magazine article or the number of lines printed USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : Dinosaur's lineage has been linked with birds. USAGE EXAMPLE 2 : His father's multi-billion dollar insurance is a lineage he will savor forever.


skirmish  [  SKUR-mish  ]   [  noun, intransitive verb  ]   MEANING :   1. (n.) a fight between troops 2. (n.) any brisk dispute or encounter 3. (intr. v.) to engage in a fight or conflict   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   The skirmish among the radical groups protesting against the movie "My Name is Khan" was getting out of hand.   USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :   The Skirmish that happened in Rajya Sabha was really shameful.

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