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Definition of assumption:

  1. A festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven.
  2. The act of assuming, or taking to or upon one's self; the act of taking up or adopting.
  3. The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; supposition; unwarrantable claim.
  4. The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.
  5. The taking of a person up into heaven.
  6. The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition.

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surmise, force, speculation, superciliousness, haughtiness, superiority, brass, oligopoly, masterfulness, chutzpah, consequence, pretentiousness, thought, self-confidence, toploftiness, hypothetical, assuming, cheek, greatness, usurpation, nerviness, self-reliance, surmisal, sauce, impudency, precondition, arrogation, presumption, reason, self-assertion, authority, impudence, lordliness, familiarity, monopoly, brazenness, peremptoriness, pomposity, audaciousness, August 15, pretense, incivility, pushiness, confidence, sassiness, overconfidence, postulate, laying claim, bumptiousness, uppityness, control, trust, theory, proof, assurance, self-consequence, power, insolence, pompousness, faith, sauciness, courtesy, Assumption of Mary, presumptuousness, loftiness, might, imperiousness, pretension, forwardness, seizure, preemption, huffiness, commitment, arrogance, if, leadership, domination, high horse, brashness, boldness, philosophy, self-importance, premise, give, crust, disrespect, cheekiness, guess, audacity, ideal, effrontery, attitude, uppishness, hauteur, premiss, gall, supposal, pertness, discourtesy, supposition, face, given, rudeness, impertinence, nerve.

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