assessment (n) PRONUNCIATION: asSESment DEFINITION: measurement; evaluation; giving a value to something SYNONYM(S): appraisal; evaluation; estimation; measurement; judgement; opinion WORD FAMILY WORDS: – assess (v) – assessor (n) – assessed (pp adj) – reassess (v)
assessment (n) SENTENCE(S): During the first week of term, your teacher will assess your language level. Your teacher will give you an assessment of your language levels at the end of the term. The assessed value of most houses in Edmonton is lower than it was one year ago. I’m not happy with my roommate; I think I need to reassess my living arrangements. If you’re not happy with your mark on a piece of writing, you can ask your teacher to reassess your work.
assume (v) PRONUNCIATION: asSUME DEFINITION: 1) to make a judgement without necessarily having all the facts; to take for granted; 2) to take on a role SYNONYM(S): 1) presume; suppose; guess; 2) take on ANTONYMS(S): know WORD FAMILY WORDS: – assumption (n) – assumed (pp adj)
assume (v) SENTENCE(S): People may assume that you are not married if you don’t wear a wedding ring. To assume makes an ass out of u and me. Be very careful when making assumptions about what other people may be thinking. Alison Redford, the winner of the recent provincial election, assumed the role of premier of Alberta. The criminal had moved to another country and was living under an assumed name before he was caught by the police.
authority (n) PRONUNCIATION: authORity DEFINITION: having the power to do something; the right to command SYNONYM(S): power; right; ability; permission; confidence; expert ANTONYMS(S): powerlessness WORD FAMILY WORDS: – authoritative (adj) – authorize (v) – authorization (n) – authorized (pp adj) – unauthorized (adj)
authority (n) SENTENCE(S): There are many unauthorized biographies of Hollywood stars. The Edmonton Airport Authority runs the Edmonton International Airport. You will need authorization in order to access certain files on a public computer. The police have authority when they are patrolling the highways.