A Word A Day : Scrutinize
( Verb ) Scrutinize
Word of 13th July 2007: A Word A Day-Scrutinize
(SKROOT uh NIZE): to examine very carefully
the card catalog at the library but couldn't find a single book in the topic I had chose for my term paper.
The rocket scientists scrutinized
thousands of pages of computer printouts, looking for a clue to why the rocket had exploded.
My mother scrutinized
my clothes and my appearance before I left for the evening, but even after several minutes of careful analysis she was unable to find anything to complain about.
something is to subject it to scrutiny
The clever forgery fooled the museum curator but did not withstand the scrutiny
of the experts. After studying for several weeks, the experts pronounced the painting to be a fake.
Something that cannot be examined is inscrutable
means mysterious, impossible to understand.
We had no idea what Bill was thinking since his smile was inscrutable
Poker players try to be inscrutable
to their opponents.
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