Test Prep Vocabulary
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is to find a solution, like figuring out the answer to a complex riddle.
a scientific way of saying "make a really good educated guess."
when people are trying to analyze how things happen.
is the result of an action
estimate the value of
often deals with an order of some kind
to make sense of something
is to conceive, create, sketch out, or invent something.
is to come up with a plan.
is to change or transform, but only slightly.
to bear weight or load
is to prove that something is based on truth or fact, or is acceptable. It can also mean to make something, like a contract, legal.
to show that it's true.
if it's appropriate or connected to the matter at hand.
not related to the subject at hand.
is the most important or foundational idea of an argument.
to review or examine something critically.
a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
describes something that is important or essential to success
is to say what you think is going to happen in the future
is anything that can be used to prove something
create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts
cause somebody to adapt or reform socially or politically
you combine two or more things to create something more complex.
show to be right by providing justification or proof
cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
means to alter or improve a preliminary draft of something, usually a text.
To explicitly name something or state a particular detail
consider in a comprehensive way
evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
means to think about, look at, or judge.
means two related things: coming to a decision, and bringing to a close.
find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
evoting full strength and concentrated attention to
express a good opinion of
is very clear
something is understood but not clearly stated.
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