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 for guessing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Guess \Guess\ (g[e^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Guessed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Guessing.] [OE. gessen; akin to Dan. gisse, Sw.
     gissa, Icel. gizha, D. gissen: cf. Dan. giette to guess,
     Icel. geta to get, to guess. Probably originally, to try to
     get, and akin to E. get. See Get.]
     1. To form an opinion concerning, without knowledge or means
        of knowledge; to judge of at random; to conjecture.
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              First, if thou canst, the harder reason guess.
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     2. To judge or form an opinion of, from reasons that seem
        preponderating, but are not decisive.
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              We may then guess how far it was from his design.
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              Of ambushed men, whom, by their arms and dress,
              To be Taxallan enemies I guess.       --Dryden.
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     3. To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly;
        as, he who guesses the riddle shall have the ring; he has
        guessed my designs.
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     4. To hit upon or reproduce by memory. [Obs.]
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              Tell me their words, as near as thou canst guess
              them.                                 --Shak.
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     5. To think; to suppose; to believe; to imagine; -- followed
        by an objective clause.
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              Not all together; better far, I guess,
              That we do make our entrance several ways. --Shak.
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              But in known images of life I guess
              The labor greater.                    --Pope.
     Syn: To conjecture; suppose; surmise; suspect; divine; think;
          imagine; fancy.
     Usage: To Guess, Think, Reckon. Guess denotes, to
            attempt to hit upon at random; as, to guess at a thing
            when blindfolded; to conjecture or form an opinion on
            hidden or very slight grounds: as, to guess a riddle;
            to guess out the meaning of an obscure passage. The
            use of the word guess for think or believe, although
            abundantly sanctioned by good English authors, is now
            regarded as antiquated and objectionable by
            discriminating writers. It may properly be branded as
            a colloguialism and vulgarism when used respecting a
            purpose or a thing about which there is no
            uncertainty; as, I guess I 'll go to bed.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an estimate based on little or no information [syn:
           guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  30 Moby Thesaurus words for "guessing":
     abashed, abroad, adrift, astray, at sea, bewildered, bothered,
     clueless, confused, discomposed, disconcerted, dismayed,
     disoriented, distracted, distraught, disturbed, embarrassed,
     in a fix, in a maze, in a pickle, in a scrape, in a stew, lost,
     mazed, off the track, perturbed, put-out, turned around, upset,
     without a clue

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