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speculate
used in Sense and Sensibility

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Definition
to think about, wonder, guess or theorize with much uncertainty
  • Elinor, though she felt really interested in the welfare of Colonel Brandon, could not bestow all the wonder on his going so suddenly away, which Mrs. Jennings was desirous of her feeling; for besides that the circumstance did not in her opinion justify such lasting amazement or variety of speculation, her wonder was otherwise disposed of.
    Chapter 14 (25% in)
speculation = guesses (forming of opinions based on incomplete information)

(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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