A popular singer will popularize a word
Mnemonic – A Beyonce song is in suspension
Word – Abeyance
a) temporary inactivity
Part of Speech – Noun
Synonyms – suspension, quiescence
Antonyms – activity, continuance, operational
1 During the time of war most of our civilian laws and rights are in abeyance.
2 Most employers have placed hiring plans in abeyance until the economy shows signs of recovery.
3 The abeyance of strong laws against pollution was blamed on the industrialist’s money muscle and power over the policy makers.
4 The results of some candidates were kept in abeyance, and were to be released after submission of conclusive documents to establish their eligibility.
5 Due to a lack of consensus in the parliament, the Lokpal bill was held in abeyance.
Under the Lens: Abeyance In Law
In law, abeyance is a state when some property, title or office is in an indefinite state of ownership. For example if some estate is granted to the heir of X then during the lifetime of X, the estate is in abeyance, as it is not certain who its heir would be.