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1‘the guide spoke in an assured voice’
self-confident, confident, self-assured, sure of oneself, positive, assertive, self-possessed, self-reliant, poised, filled with aplomb, phlegmatic, level-headed, cool-headed
calm, collected, cool, calm, and collected, composed, nonchalant, unperturbed, imperturbable, unruffled, impassive, serene, tranquil, relaxed, at ease
informal unflappable, together, unfazed, laid-back
2‘the British wanted an assured supply of weapons’
guaranteed, certain, sure, secure, reliable, dependable, solid, sound, established
infallible, unerring, unfailing, impeccable, faultless
informal sure-fire, in the bag
British informal nailed on
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