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speculate -- as in: don't know, but I'll speculate
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The War of the Worlds
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  • He was full of speculation that night about the condition of Mars, and scoffed at the vulgar idea of its having inhabitants who were signalling us.
  • After working an hour I began to speculate on the distance one had to go before the cloaca was reached, the chances we had of missing it altogether.

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  • philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
  • We were speculating as to whether a president would have to resign after that kind of scandal.

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