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speculate
used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
don't know, but I'll speculate
Definition
to think about, wonder, guess or theorize with much uncertainty
  • No-sirree-BOB, they ain't no trouble 'bout THAT speculation, you bet you.
    Chapter 31 (30% in)
speculation = guess in the absence of certainty

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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2  —2 uses as in:
speculate in the stock market
Definition
to take a risk for profit—typically a risky investment
  • You had five dollars and ten cents left. Did you speculate any more?
    Chapter 8 (90% in)
speculate = risk money in an investment
  • What did you speculate in, Jim?
    Chapter 8 (88% in)
speculate = invest
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