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Alibi [Noun]

Sentence: Six months of interrogations and nine polygraph tests later, the F.B.I. let him go. (The F.B.I. declined to comment.) But Elahi wasn’t ready to let go of the F.B.I. In a sly swipe at the surveillance system that botched his case, Elahi has self-consciously, if a bit ostentatiously, surrendered his privacy via a personal Web site. He has an alibi now — a perpetual one. (Source: www.nytimes.com)

Meaning: A claim or piece of evidence that one was elsewhere when an act, typically a criminal one, is alleged to have taken place; An excuse for some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise

How To Remember?

You were at a party. To prove that, you use another alive person to stand as proof because he/she saw you in that party.

Additionally, “Alibi” in Latin means “in or at another place“.

Synonyms?

Defence; Plea; Justification; Explanation; Reason; Vindication; Excuse; Pretext.

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