Words Related to Certainty and Doubt

Words Related to Certainty and Doubt - Assessment and Speculation 1

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Here you will learn some English words related to assessment and speculation, such as "conjecture", "calculate", and "bet".
anyone's guessphrase

very uncertain or impossible to predict

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to appraiseverb

to estimate or assess the value or quality of something

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appraisalnoun

the act of evaluating someone or something in order to form an opinion or judgment about them

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(shot|stab) in the darkphrase

an attempt to guess or do something without having sufficient information or knowing the consequences

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to assessverb

to form a judgment on the quality, nature, or ability of something or someone

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assessmentnoun

the act of judging or evaluating someone or something carefully based on specific criteria

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betnoun

one's opinion or view about something

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to calculateverb

to form an opinion by considering the information at hand

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calculationnoun

the process of using one's information or judgment in order to guess the outcome of a situation

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cliffhangernoun

an ending to an episode of a series that keeps the audience in suspense

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cliffhangingadjective

(of a situation, movie, etc.) having an unclear ending that makes it enticing

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close but no cigarphrase

used to refer to an attempt or a guess that was close to achieve success but failed to do so

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close to the markphrase

almost correct or accurate

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coldadjective

‌used specifically in children’s games to say that someone is far away from guessing the correct answer or finding a hidden person or object

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conjecturaladjective

being primarily based on pure guess-work rather than definite knowledge

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conjecturenoun

an idea that is based on guesswork and not facts

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to conjectureverb

to form an idea or opinion about something on the basis of insufficient information or inconclusive evidence

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critiquenoun

a detailed judgment of something, such as a work of art, a political idea, etc.

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to critiqueverb

to evaluate or examine something in a critical and detailed way

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to divineverb

to figure out something by guessing or using one's intuition

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don't tell mesentence

used when one already knows something or can guess it beforehand

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educated guessnoun

a guess that is made according to one's experience or knowledge thus is more likely to be true

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to estimateverb

to guess the value, number, quantity, size, etc. of something without exact calculation

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estimatenoun

a judgment or calculation of the size, extent, value, etc. of something without knowing the exact details or numbers

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estimationnoun

a judgment of or an opinion about the value or qualities of something

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