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Peruse - Word of the Day - Wed Jun 17, 2020

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Peruse - (verb) - 1a: to examine with attention and in detail: study b: to look over in a casual or cursory manner; 2: read; especially: to read over in an attentive or leisurely manner

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Ned Flanders likes to peruse the local news on some sort of archaic magnetic tape medium.

 

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Amuses me that the word can have two almost contradictory definitions: either look at in detail, or just look at casually...

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