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speculate
used in The Sound and the Fury

2 meanings, 2 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
  • Father said that constant speculation regarding the position of mechanical hands on an arbitrary dial which is a symptom of mindfunction.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (1% in)
speculation = thought

(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  —1 use as in:
speculate in the stock market
Definition
to take a risk for profit—typically a risky investment
  • Cotton is a speculator's crop.
    3 — April 6, 1928 (13% in)

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