It's very webster's word of the day for July eighteenth. This episode of Word of the day is brought to you by progressive by definition. A discount is a reduction made from the gross amount. Or value of something with progressive drivers shopping for car insurance can earn an average of six discounts when they sign up visit Progressive Dot com today to start your quote discounts not available in all states and situations today's. Word is speculate spelled S. P. C. U. L. A. T. speculate is a verb that means to meditate on or ponder a subject to reflect it can also mean to review something idly or casually and often inconclusively. Conclusively speculate also means to assume a business risk in hope of gain especially to buy or sell an expectation of profiting from market fluctuations speculate can also mean to take to be true on the basis of insufficient. Asian evidence to theorize it can also mean to be curious or doubtful about to wonder here's the word used in a sentence from billboard DOT COM by Suzanne Fernandez. Both celebrities have been tweeting each other for a while now. Leading fans to speculate about their relationship status the word speculate was adopted into English in the late sixteenth century from the Latin word speckled lattice the past participle of the verb speculatory which means to spy <music> outdoor to examine SPEC Hillary in turn derives from specula- meaning lookout posts and ultimately from the Latin verb spec array meaning to look at other conspicuous descendants of spec array are inspect and.