Skepticism

noun
: an attitude of doubting the truth of something (such as a claim or statement)
I encountered this word from the news ” Ancient human ancestor may have persisted through Ice Age” by Kerry Sheridan. I looked at the sentence “….. they were greeted with skepticism by some scientists.” Now I have an idea of this word means when I search in the dictionary. Even though this word may be not common to use at the class, but useful to describe of the real life.
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  1. Can you put the sentence in your own words? You’ve left out that part of your glossary entry.

    We use the word skepticism when we talk about whether to consider a source as reliable–we need to be skeptical of sources that are out-of-date, or are not relevant based on location or lack of authority.

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