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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:verb tr.: To call in question or cast doubt upon.
ETYMOLOGY:Via French from Latin impugnare (to attack), from im- (towards) + pugnare (to fight), from pugnus (fist). Ultimately from the Indo-European root peuk- (to prick) which is also the source of point, puncture, pungent, punctual, poignant, pounce, and poniard. Earliest documented use: 1384.
USAGE:"'You can't impugn somebody's integrity without having proper evidence,' David Collier, chief executive of board, said earlier."
Huw Richards; Troubled Tour Ends for Pakistan; The New York Times; Sep 23, 2010.
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