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to bet

to bet

/ˈbɛt/
verb
to be sure about something or to think that something is very likely
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People, you always win if you bet on people's self-interest, and that means profit.

Leading up to the 2019 Masters, betting odds had the likelihood of a Tiger Woods win at 14-1.

Well, that's what the minds behind America's very first private terminal are betting on.

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certainty

certainty

/ˈsɝtənti/
noun
the state of being sure about something, usually when there is proof
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These clouds of probability, called orbitals, are where electrons might be with a certainty of 95%.

We could finally answer with certainty whether ankylosaur tail clubs could’ve been used as a weapon.

But Popper never thought that certainty was possible in the first place.

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confidence

confidence

/ˈkɑnfədəns/
noun
the belief in one's own ability to achieve goals and get desired results
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And every time, I was able to have the confidence to ask for accessibility.

This is the confidence course at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina.

Michele Arnone: If they don't have confidence, they can't really make any sound decisions.

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confusion

confusion

/kənˈfjuʒən/
noun
a state of disorder in which people panic and do not know what to do
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I hope that explains any confusion that you may have.

CBD is shrouded in mystery and confusion for the consumer.

Bryan Reimer: There's an incredible amount of confusion in the general public around the context of self-driving.

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convinced

convinced

/kənˈvɪnst/
adjective
strongly holding political or religious views
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So I was pretty convinced working with Martin

And he and others are not at all convinced.

Popper became convinced that methods like his that only served to confirm beliefs were pseudo-science.

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to ensure

to ensure

/ɛnˈʃʊɹ/, /ɪnˈʃʊɹ/
verb
to make sure that something will happen
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So what ensures that someone claiming to be a forensic meteorologist really is?

This ensures fishers don't remove one prematurely.

Then they're dipped again to get one or two more coats to ensure an even color.

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definite

definite

/ˈdɛfənət/
adjective
fixed, clear and obvious
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I want that definite answer.

But the instant you measure it, it collapses into one of the definite states.

A normal logic gate gets a simple set of inputs and produces one definite output.

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to expect

to expect

/ɪkˈspɛkt/
verb
to think or believe that it is possible for something to happen or for someone to do something
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When the rider expects to stop, he leans his body slightly back.

They expect other people to give them constant attention and to obey their commands.

This generates in the children a lifelong pattern of expecting that they will always get what they want.

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to forecast

to forecast

/ˈfɔɹˌkæst/
verb
to predict the coming events, based on the existing information
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- I have to forecast for when we're making the terrines.

Console sales were forecast to decline by 12 percent in 2019 compared to the year before.

The UN forecasts that the 12th billionth human will never be born at all.

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to hesitate

to hesitate

/ˈhɛzəˌteɪt/
verb
to pause before saying or doing something because of uncertainty or nervousness
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Yes, sometimes,' I replied, hesitating. '

But here he hesitated, and I called out to him to encourage him to leave. '

Although my master hated travelling, he did not hesitate to do as she requested.

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inevitable

inevitable

/ˌɪˈnɛvətəbəɫ/
adjective
bound to happen in a way that is impossible to avoid or prevent
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It's inevitable that students will worry about potential problems with a roommatea complete stranger.

Ecological disaster was inevitable.

It's somewhat inevitable that we are going to see a large rise in cases.

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probability

probability

/ˌpɹɑbəˈbɪɫəˌti/
noun
(mathematics) a number representing the chances of something specific happening
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Sampling can be divided into two categories: probability and nonprobability sampling.

Tesla has defied all laws of probability.

These clouds of probability, called orbitals, are where electrons might be with a certainty of 95%.

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somehow

somehow

/ˈsəmˌhaʊ/
adverb
in a way or by some method that is not known or certain
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Somehow she had to prepare him for Edgar's visit. '

When a new year starts over, that's when my brain suddenly reprograms itself somehow.

Somehow, they found out about me.

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to speculate

to speculate

/ˈspɛkjəˌɫeɪt/
verb
to form a theory or opinion about a subject without knowing all the facts
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Such inventions led scientists and philosophers to speculate that the human brain itself was just an elaborate automaton.

People were speculating left and right who cheated on who, why did they break up?

Well, some people might speculate that it's to create a new revenue stream.

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to suspect

to suspect

/ˈsəsˌpɛkt/, /səˈspɛkt/
verb
to think that something is probably true, especially something bad, without having proof
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Is anybody suspected?'

Suspected?' repeated Bounderby. '

Somebody is indeed suspected!

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assured

assured

/əˈʃʊɹd/
adjective
displaying confidence in oneself and one's capabilities
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So the world, at least at that point in time, had avoided a mutually assured destruction.

And we've had a mutually assured destruction, that’s exactly what we got.

But the fundamental question, mutual assured destruction, the answer is yes.

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concrete

concrete

/ˈkɑnkɹit/, /kənˈkɹit/
adjective
according to facts instead of opinions
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It's as hard as concrete.

So let's take a concrete example.

The main point of vocational education is to teach concrete job skills that's not just to show off.

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doubtful

doubtful

/ˈdaʊtfəɫ/
adjective
improbable or unlikely to happen or be the case
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And I was really doubtful.

But it’s doubtful Musa even noticed the chaos he caused.

and it's doubtful that it's even possible.

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dubious

dubious

/ˈdubiəs/
adjective
(of a person) unsure of the credibility of something; uncertain whether or not something is good
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That’s a dubious proposition.

Some anesthetics had been used for dubious recreation for centuries.

LEA SALONGA: That's a dubious honor to have.

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hypothesis

hypothesis

/haɪˈpɑθəsəs/
noun
an explanation based on limited facts and evidence that is not yet proved to be true
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One hypothesis is that, inside a neutron star core, protons and neutrons deconfine.

But in 2010, a new excavation at Gilboa threw a wrench in this old hypothesis.

There are lots of different hypotheses, ranging from changes in ocean circulation to volcanic eruptions and meteorite impacts.

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paradox

paradox

/ˈpɛɹəˌdɑks/
noun
a seemingly contradictory or absurd statement, which may be proven to be true
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Scientists think there are two main ways of explaining the paradox; evolution and hyper tumors.

But the solution to the paradox may actually be something different.

There are other proposed solutions to Peto's paradox, such as different metabolic rates or different cellular architecture.

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tentatively

tentatively

/ˈtɛntətɪvɫi/, /ˈtɛntəvɫi/
adverb
in a way that is not certain or definite and might be changed later
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That March, they tentatively agreed to meet Snowden face to face.

So here are a few ideas, at least, humbly put, tentatively put.

They're already celebrating, at least tentatively.

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uncertainty

uncertainty

/ənˈsɝtənti/
noun
something about which one cannot be certain; a situation that causes one to feel unsure
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The share price depends on how certain investors are that these gains will materializeand uncertainty usually is enough to keep prices within reason.

There's been tremendous progress in academia on better modeling, the climate uncertainty on demand and supply.

Other countries in Asia and Europe have banned short selling during times of economic uncertainty.

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undeniably

undeniably

/ˌəndɪˈnaɪəbɫi/
adverb
in a way that is definite and cannot be disputed
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But desalination undeniably uses a large amount of energy.

- That is undeniably a large piece.

But the truth is, our national debt is undeniably big.

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confidently

confidently

/ˈkɑnfədəntɫi/
adverb
in a way that shows confidence and trust in oneself or another person's abilities, plans, etc.
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The expert confidently stated that it had been sunny with excellent visibility on the day in question.

Market analysts, confidently predict what the future looks like when most companies have suspended earnings.

He said it confidently.

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prediction

prediction

/pɹiˈdɪkʃən/
noun
the act of predicting something
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Sometimes my predictions are in sync with the polls.

So it was almost the perfect prediction.

Science is all about experiments and predictions.

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unlikely

unlikely

/ənˈɫaɪkɫi/
adjective
not probable to happen or be true
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You're very ill, and I believe that you are unlikely to live much longer.

New cars are becoming more expensive, and it's unlikely those cheap cars will ever be back.

It even works in some unlikely markets.

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a priori

a priori

/ɐ pɹaɪˈɔːɹi/
adjective
using the previous knowledge, reasoning, or general facts to decide the likely result of something

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decidedly

decidedly

/ˌdɪˈsaɪdədɫi/
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in a way that is certain and beyond any doubt
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It is decidedly so.

They're decidedly old school.

At the same time, he developed a number of religious views that were decidedly outside the mainstream.

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presumption

presumption

/pɹiˈzəmpʃən/, /pɹɪˈzəmpʃən/
noun
a belief that something is true without any proof
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There is just so much presumption in this case that it would just never happen that way.

One that really respects the presumption of innocence for all individuals regardless of their color.

It doesn't really make many presumptions about what it's regulating.

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