One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the statistic is only an informed assumption’
supposition, presupposition, presumption, premise, belief, expectation, conjecture, speculation, surmise, guess, theory, hypothesis, postulation, conclusion, deduction, inference, thought, suspicion, notion, impression, fancy
guesswork, guessing, reckoning
2‘Theresa shrugged with an assumption of ease’
pretence, simulation, affectation
feigning, faking, shamming, pretending
3‘there is an early assumption of community obligation in the tribe’
acceptance, shouldering, handling, managing, tackling, taking on
undertaking, entering on, setting about, embarkation on
4‘no one had foreseen the assumption of power by the revolutionaries’
seizure, seizing, taking, taking over, taking away, appropriation, appropriating, commandeering, expropriation, expropriating, confiscation, confiscating, requisition, requisitioning, hijack, hijacking, wresting, usurping, pre-empting, arrogation, claiming
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