1) Hedging (Verb)–
Meaning: protect oneself against loss on (a bet or investment) by making balancing or compensating transactions.
Synonyms: safeguard, protect, shield
Antonyms: expose to risk
Usage: “the company hedged its investment position on the futures market”
2) Purported (Verb)–
Meaning: appear to be or do something, especially falsely.
Synonyms: claim, lay claim, profess
Antonyms: artless, genuine, natural
Usage: “she is not the person she purports to be”
3) Botched (Verb) –
Meaning: carry out (a task) badly or carelessly.
Synonyms: bungle, do badly, do clumsily
Antonyms: adroit, deft, dexterous
Usage: “he was accused of botching the job”
04) Sordid (Adjective) —
Meaning: involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
Synonyms: sleazy, seedy, seamy
Antonyms: high-minded, respectable
Usage: “the story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams”
05) Turf (Noun) –
Meaning: force (someone) to leave somewhere.
Synonyms: throw out, remove, eject
Antonyms: aid, allow, approve
Usage: “they were turfed off the bus”
06) Hedged (Verb) —
Meaning: surround with a hedge.
Synonyms: surround, enclose, encircle
Antonyms: aided, assisted, centred
Usage: “a garden hedged with yew”
07) Limbo (Noun)–
Meaning: an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition.
Synonyms: in abeyance, unattended to, unfinished
Antonyms: in hand, under way, continuing
Usage: “the legal battle could leave the club in limbo until next year”
08) Foiling (Verb) —
Meaning: prevent (something considered wrong or undesirable) from succeeding.
Synonyms: thwart, frustrate, counter
Usage: “a brave policewoman foiled the armed robbery”
09) Shoddy (Adjective) —
Meaning: badly made or done.
Synonyms: poor-quality, inferior, second-rate
Antonyms: well made, careful
Usage: “we’re not paying good money for shoddy goods”
10) Scuttled (Verb) —
Meaning: run hurriedly or furtively with short quick steps.
Synonyms: scamper, scurry, scramble
Antonyms: crawled, crept, creeped
Usage: “a mouse scuttled across the floor”