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What first came to mind was: delve: to carry on intensive and thorough research for data, information, or the like; investigate: to delve into the issue of prison reform. Usually used with into, as in the example above. Source: dictionary.com


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How about: Annals of Narnia or, more obviously: Tales of Narnia


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As stated in the comments, investigation is the word that you are looking for. A formal inquiry or systematic study (OED)


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A canonical adjective (e.g. sad) fulfils four grammatical criteria. It can: follow a copula (predicative use): The news was sad ... precede a noun (attributive use): The sad news ... be premodified: The news was very sad ... have a comparative/superlative form: The saddest news ... There are many verbs whose pairs of present and past ...


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The fancy latinate term having the opposite sense to perjorative is approbative. From Wiktionary: approbative: A word or grammatical form which denotes a positive affect expressing the appreciation or approval of the speaker. From the Collaborative International Dictionary of English: approbative (adj.): Approving, or implying approbation. From ...


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This was called a deep dive where I used to work: an in-depth exploration It's mostly used in the noun sense in business. "Tsk. We'll have to perform a deep-dive on this" or "let's do a deep dive on this tomorrow." It can mean exhaustively examining every facet of an issue. It's a good noun to use in conjunction with the verb delve suggested earlier. ...


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OP could describe these intensive, concentrated studies as, focused research. focused adjective: giving a lot of attention to one particular thing: the need for more focused research (Cambridge Dictionaries online) research 1. careful or diligent search 2. studious inquiry or examination; especially: investigation or experimentation ...


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Originally, a perusal would have been exactly this, from the verb peruse which meant to examine or read (something) in a very careful way but has come to mean to look at or read (something) in an informal or relaxed way which is the very opposite. (Both definitions from Merriam-Webster.) To a sufficiently pedantic crowd, however, perusal might ...


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I might consider dividing out those studies which only took a couple of weeks and those that you spent a few months on and labeling them differently. For the studies that were only a few weeks, maybe something along the lines of "background research," "examination," or "inquiry." For those projects which you spent several months on, you might want something ...


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I would go with personal based on your example. 1 : of, relating to, or affecting a particular person While subjective is a synonym for personal, it has a connotation that you can control it. I wouldn't say your requirement for sleep is something you can change as easily as your opinion on a matter. Antonyms for subjective include objective, unbiased, ...


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In this context, you use "blithe" when something that would normally cause great concern is not a concern to the subject. The subject does not care about something that people would normally care about. This lack of caring frees the subject to do something unusual. This lack of caring allows the person to be "happy and without worry" when a normal person ...


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I think you may mean subjective. subjective /səbˈdʒɛktɪv/ adjective based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions. "his views are highly subjective" synonyms: personal, personalized, individual, internal, emotional, instinctive, intuitive, impressionistic; Google Dictionary


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Contemplation or meditation, as in "he meditated on the question for many days". A "brown study" is a moody attitude, whether sad or angry.


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A verb for this might be to pore over: To examine something closely; in great detail. It can also refer to meditating over something, and to be fully absorbed in a subject. It is, as the answer in the link says, usually associated with "academics who are passionate about their fields, and students who study obsessively before an important exam."


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repo man -- a person employed to repossess goods for which a purchaser has defaulted on payment. It is usually a legitimate job, but the term can be extended to cover not-so-legal undertakings, such as the collection of debt accumulated from illegal loans...



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