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speculate
used in Frankenstein

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Definition to guess without certainty

or:

to think about or consider something

or (more rarely):

to risk money in a financial venture
  • In the Sorrows of Werter, besides the interest of its simple and affecting story, so many opinions are canvassed and so many lights thrown upon what had hitherto been to me obscure subjects that I found in it a never-ending source of speculation and astonishment.
    Chapter 15 (10% in)

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