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Mar 5, 2014
This week's theme
Verbs

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gallivant
vituperate
scrutate
distend
manducate

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scrutate

PRONUNCIATION:
(SKRU-tayt)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To investigate.

ETYMOLOGY:
rom Latin scrutari (to examine). Earliest documented use: 1882.

USAGE:
"Philosophers have too often thought that they can learn more about human nature by scrutating the murky depths of substance and faculties than by interpreting the obvious evidence."
John Lachs; The Relevance of Philosophy to Life; Vanderbilt University Press; 1995.

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