One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘we find his conjectures implausible’
guess, speculation, surmise, fancy, notion, belief, suspicion, presumption, assumption, theory, hypothesis, postulation, supposition
inference, extrapolation, projection
approximation, estimate, rough calculation, rough idea
guesswork, guessing, surmising, imagining, theorizing
informal guesstimate, shot in the dark
North American informal ballpark figure
1‘I conjectured that the game was about to end’
guess, speculate, surmise, infer, fancy, imagine, believe, think, suspect, presume, assume, hypothesize, take as a hypothesis, theorize, form a theory, formulate a theory, suppose
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