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Tuesday October 21, 2014

Conjecture (kuhn-JEK-cher)

To guess, to infer with little evidence, to speculate

Usage Examples

  • The news commentators conjectured on who would win the election.
  • The attorney argued that the scenario painted by the defense, which put his client near the crime scene, lacked any evidence and was mere conjecture.

Word Usage Tip

Conjecture can also be used as a noun.

  • I based my estimation on more than conjecture; I have data to back it up.

THINK... how can you use conjecture in a conversation today?

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