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peruse | perusal

peruse perusal
examine or read through something
  • How to Memorize
    • peruse - examine
  • Analysis

    ‘Peruse’ can be a confusing word because it actually has two meanings that may seem contradictory. Originally, the word was used to express considering something attentively and in detail, but it has been adapted so that it can also informally describe looking at or reading through something in a casual way.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsscrutinize, inspect, analyze,
  • Example(s)
    1. I want you to peruse the data and make note of any inaccuracies that you encounter.

    2. The bookstore was beautifully laid out so it was a pleasure to walk around it and peruse the shelves.

    3. I spent all night working on my report before submitting it for my boss’s perusal this morning.