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Peruse: it may not mean what you think!

This week's word is: Peruse and it may not mean what you think it does.  I was surfing the net last week and found a few articles on the meaning of this word which suggested that it doesn't mean what most poeple think it does.  Most people use the term to mean glancing through something quickly without paying much attention to detail, but according these articles and to, peruse means "to read with thoroughness or care, examine in detail." x I decided to look it up and what I found both confused and explained the issue.  Here's what I mean.  Merriam Webster defines peruse as: "1a: to examine or consider with attention and in detail : study b: to look...

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