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Words Related to Certainty and Doubt - Assessment and Speculation

Here you will learn some English words related to assessment and speculation, such as "surmise", "underestimate", and "predict".

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Words Related to Certainty and Doubt
to miss the mark
[phrase]
to fail in achieving the desired result
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notional
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being solely based on imagination or theory rather that reality
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off the mark
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wrong and inaccurate
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off the top of one's head
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from one's memory, without spending time to carefully consider or think
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to overrate
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to give something or someone more credit than is deserved
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to predict
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to say that something is going to happen before it actually takes place
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prediction
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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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to put two and two together
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to evaluate the situation and all its possible outcomes in order to draw a conclusion
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to reappraise
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to reassess someone or something to see whether one's opinion was correct or not
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to reassess
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to put something under further consideration or evaluation
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reassessment
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the reevaluation someone or reconsideration of one's opinion of something to see whether it needs revising
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to reevaluate
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to reconsider something, especially with the intention to make changes or form another opinion about it
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to reexamine
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to inspect something in detail, especially to confirm or change the previously held opinion
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to read one's mind
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to know what another person is thinking
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re-evaluation
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‌the act of reconsidering something, especially with the intention to make changes or form another opinion about it
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re-examination
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a process that involves detailed inspection of something, especially to confirm or change the previously held opinion
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to second-guess
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to predict or anticipate an event or someone's reaction
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shot in the dark
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an attempt to guess or do something without having sufficient information or knowing the consequences
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to speculate
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to form a theory or opinion about a subject without knowing all the facts
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speculation
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the creation of theories or opinions about something with no fact or proof
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speculative
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according to opinions or guesses instead of facts or evidence
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speculatively
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in a way that shows one's decisions are merely based on estimations or personal opinions rather than actual facts
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to surmise
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to come to a conclusion without enough evidence
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surmise
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an estimation that points out the validity of something without sufficient evidence to confirm it
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to suspect
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to think that something is probably true, especially something bad, without having proof
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to suppose
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to think or believe that something is possible or true, without being sure
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supposition
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something such as an idea, claim, belief, etc that one believes to be true even though it is yet to be proved
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to survey
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to take a closer look at something, especially thoroughly in order to investigate
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survey
[noun]
an inspection of opinions or experiences of a specific group of people that is usually done in the from of questions
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ten out of ten
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used to express satisfaction or admiration for someone who is completely correct or did something flawlessly
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to toss
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to make a decision by throwing a coin in the air and guessing which of its sides will be facing upward when it lands
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to underestimate
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to regard something or someone as smaller or less important than they really are
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underestimation
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an unfavorable judgment or estimation that is too low
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value judgement
[noun]
an assessment of the worth or quality of someone or something that is mostly based on personal opinions rather than facts
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warm
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‌used specifically in children’s games to say that someone is getting closer to the correct answer or finding a hidden person or object
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