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Word: Plagiarism

Plagiarism (Noun)

Sentence with Context:

“Plagiarism is one of journalism’s unforgivable sins.” That’s a quote from The Washington Post’s internal code of standards and ethics. “Attribution of material from other newspapers and other media must be total,” the code states.

Source: washingtonpost.com

Meaning: The practice of using or copying someone else’s  idea or work without acknowledgement

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

This is a tough one! Plagiarism has similarity to the word “Plague” that is used to refer to an infectious disease that we need to stay away from. Likewise, we also need to stay away from stealing, cheating, piracy, and well, plagiarism. Hope this helps you remember the word! We also hope that the Mr. Bean GIF below helps you remember!

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Synonyms

Imitation, Theft, Infringement, Piracy, Stealing, Reproduction

Antonyms

Original, Authentic, Genuine, Legitimate, Bonafide

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