#WordOfTheDay – Every editor should know what peruse means


Hey Sparkle Writers! Before we talk about today’s word we want to remind you of the reason why this segment of the blog is so important.

As writers, our words are the vehicles we use to pour our hearts on paper or whatever medium we choose to use. We can’t afford to keep using the same expressions every time we have to write else we run a risk of sounding like broken records.

This is why you shouldn’t just gloss over this segment but actually use the words you learn in sentences whenever you get the chance. If you don’t get a chance to do so, you may as well just create one!

Now back to the #WordOfTheDay,

Peruse /pəˈruːz/

Pe·ruse can mean two things, the first one is, to read something carefully: to read or examine something, usually in a careful and thorough way or taking time to do it.

it can also mean to read or scan through something quickly . 

You’re probably wondering why it has outright different meanings, well that’s English language for you.

Look at these examples;

I perused your application closely and found a few grammatical errors. 

Atta didn’t remember details, she only perused the book. 

If you want to know more about this word look it up in a dictionary.

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