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A.Word.A.Day--scrutator

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This week's theme: words to describe people.

scrutator (skroo-TAY-tuhr) noun

One who investigates.

[From Latin scrutator (searcher), from scrutari (to examine), from scruta (trash).]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"Something like 'heaven forgive me' was in Clara's mind, though she would have declared herself innocent before the scrutator." George Meredith; The Egoist; Kessinger Publishing; 2004.

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