Scholarly (adj):

  1. involving or relating to serious academic study
  2. having or showing knowledge, learning, or devotion to academic pursuits

ORIGIN: Old English: scol(i)ere “schoolchild, student,” from Late Latin scholaris, from Latin schola “school.”

Musing (v):

  1. being absorbed in thought
  2. talking to oneself in a thoughtful manner

ORIGIN: Middle English : from Old French muser “meditate, wastetime,” perhaps from medieval Latin musum “muzzle.”

Cited: Oxford Ameriican English Dictionary, 2010

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