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1    abstract, academic, conjectural, hypothetical, notional, suppositional, tentative, theoretical  
2    chancy     (informal)   dicey     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   hazardous, risky, uncertain, unpredictable  
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1       adj   A piece of information that is speculative is based on guesses rather than knowledge.  
The papers ran speculative stories about the mysterious disappearance of Eddie Donagan...     
2       adj   Someone who has a speculative expression seems to be trying to guess something about a person or thing.  
His mother regarded him with a speculative eye.     
3       adj   Speculative is used to describe activities which involve buying goods or shares, or buildings and properties, in the hope of being able to sell them again at a higher price and make a profit.  
Thousands of pensioners were persuaded to mortgage their homes to invest in speculative bonds...     

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