25 terms

Priority Vocabulary List 1: Thinking Words

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analyze
(vb.) to examine something: looking at its parts to understand its structure.
assume
(vb.) to think that something is true without proof
conclusion
(n.) the opinion you reach after considering all the information about something; the summary and end of an argument or essay
consider
(vb.) to think carefully
context
(n.) the words before or after a word that influence its meaning; what happened before or after something that helps you understand it
demonstrate
(vb.) to prove by showing examples
determine
(vb.) to decide; find or establish exactly; to cause (or discover the cause)
evaluate
(vb.) to judge or place a value on something
evidence
(n.) clues or information that can help solve a crime or support an argument
examine
(vb.) to inspect; to
consider an argument in a way that uncovers its assumptions and interrelationships
factor
(n.) one part of a cause of something: ("Ramon's study skills were a factor in his success.")(can also be a vb.)
focus
(vb.) to concentrate (n.) the center of interest or attention.
identify
(vb.) to recognize and name someone or something
imply
(vb.) to express indirectly or suggest something without stating it clearly
infer
(vb.) to guess or understand by reasoning something that is not clearly stated
interpret
(vb.) to determine meaning, or express the same meaning in a different language or different form; translate.
investigate
(vb.) to examine the facts of an incident and determine the truth.
objective
(n.) goal or purpose; (adj.) an unbiased point of view, based on facts and not influenced by personal desires
relevant
(adj.) connected with or related to the matter at hand
select
(vb.) to choose
significant
(adj.) important and meaningful
solve
(vb.) to find an answer to a problem
suggest
(vb.) to imply (hint at an idea without stating it directly), or to propose (a solution to a problem)
support
(vb.) to back up and provide help and reinforcement (physical or emotional)(also be a noun meaning help)
valid
(adj.) true or legally acceptable (like a valid license). (A valid argument needs to be based on facts and solid reasoning.)

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