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Words for General IELTS - Lesson 8

Here you will learn some English words about certainty and uncertainty, such as "confusion", "inevitable", "concrete", etc. that are needed for the IELTS exam.

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Words for General IELTS
to bet
[verb]
used to express that one is sure about something or thinks that something is very likely
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certainty
[noun]
the state of being sure about something, usually when there is proof
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confidence
[noun]
the belief in one's own ability to achieve goals and get the desired results
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confusion
[noun]
a state of disorder in which people panic and do not know what to do
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convinced
[adjective]
strongly holding political or religious views
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to ensure
[verb]
to make sure that something will happen
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definite
[adjective]
expressed with clarity and precision, leaving no doubt as to the meaning or intention
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to expect
[verb]
to think or believe that it is possible for something to happen or for someone to do something
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to forecast
[verb]
to predict the coming events, based on the existing information
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to hesitate
[verb]
to pause before saying or doing something because of uncertainty or nervousness
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inevitable
[adjective]
bound to happen in a way that is impossible to avoid or prevent
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probability
[noun]
(mathematics) a number representing the chances of something specific happening
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somehow
[adverb]
in a way or by some method that is not known or certain
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to speculate
[verb]
to form a theory or opinion about a subject without knowing all the facts
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to suspect
[verb]
to think that something is probably true, especially something bad, without having proof
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assured
[adjective]
displaying confidence in oneself and one's capabilities
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concrete
[adjective]
according to facts instead of opinions
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doubtful
[adjective]
improbable or unlikely to happen or be the case
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dubious
[adjective]
(of a person) unsure of the credibility of something; uncertain whether or not something is good
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hypothesis
[noun]
an explanation based on limited facts and evidence that is not yet proved to be true
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paradox
[noun]
a logically contradictory statement that might actually be true
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tentatively
[adverb]
in a way that is not certain or definite and might be changed later
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uncertainty
[noun]
something about which one cannot be certain; a situation that causes one to feel unsure
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undeniably
[adverb]
in a way that is definite and cannot be rejected or questioned
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confidently
[adverb]
in a way that shows confidence and trust in oneself or another person's abilities, plans, etc.
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prediction
[noun]
the act of saying what one thinks is going to happen in the future or what the outcome of something will be
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unlikely
[adjective]
not probable to happen or be true
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a priori
[adjective]
using the previous knowledge, reasoning, or general facts to decide the likely result of something
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decidedly
[adverb]
in a way that is certain and beyond any doubt
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presumption
[noun]
a belief that something is true without any proof
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