Word Power: How Do Others See You?
The confidence you project hugely affects how others perceive you. Test yourself on these words about proof, opinion, and even doubt.
[B]: guess. Whether this ladder can reach that roof’s gutter is anyone’s conjecture.
[A]: open to interpretations. The umpire gestured, but his meaning was equivocal.
4. What does “corroborate” mean?
A: support with evidence
B: steal another’s ideas
C: pretend to be sure
[C]: claim. Please don’t believe the wild allegations that Adrienne is making about me.
[A]: instinctive knowledge. A good private eye trusts her intuition on a case.
[A]: certainly. “These footprints, Watson,” said Sherlock Holmes, “indubitably belong to the butler!”
Next: Bona fide
[A]: vague. The point of practicing seemed nebulous to Jill until the recital started.
[B]: suppose on limited evidence. From your white mustache, I surmise that you’ve been drinking my milk.
[C]: hesitant. An infant’s first steps are always tentative and awkward.