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 for musing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Muse \Muse\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mused; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Musing.] [F. muser to loiter or trifle, orig., to stand
     with open mouth, fr. LL. musus, morsus, muzzle, snout, fr. L.
     morsus a biting, bite, fr. mordere to bite. See Morsel, and
     cf. Amuse, Muzzle, n.]
     1. To think closely; to study in silence; to meditate.
        "Thereon mused he." --Chaucer.
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              He mused upon some dangerous plot.    --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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     2. To be absent in mind; to be so occupied in study or
        contemplation as not to observe passing scenes or things
        present; to be in a brown study. --Daniel.
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     3. To wonder. [Obs.] --Spenser. --B. Jonson.
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     Syn: To consider; meditate; ruminate. See Ponder.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  musing \musing\ adj.
     Thinking long and intensely.
  
     Syn: brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, pensive,
          pondering, reflective, ruminative.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  musing
      adj 1: deeply or seriously thoughtful; "Byron lives on not only
             in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic
             hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man";
             [syn: brooding, broody, contemplative,
             meditative, musing, pensive, pondering,
             reflective, ruminative]
      n 1: a calm, lengthy, intent consideration [syn:
           contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination,
           musing, thoughtfulness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  121 Moby Thesaurus words for "musing":
     Walter Mitty, absence of mind, absent, absentminded,
     absentmindedness, absorbed, absorption, abstracted, abstractedness,
     abstraction, advisement, bemused, bemusement, brooding,
     brown study, castle-building, close study, cogitative, cognitive,
     concentrating, concentration, concentrative, conceptive,
     conceptual, conceptualized, consideration, contemplating,
     contemplation, contemplative, contemplativeness, counsel, daydream,
     daydreamer, daydreaming, daydreamy, deep thought, deliberating,
     deliberation, deliberative, depth of thought, dream, dreamery,
     dreamfulness, dreaminess, dreaming, dreamlikeness, dreamy,
     drowsing, ecstatic, elsewhere, engrossed, engrossment,
     excogitating, fantasy, fantasying, faraway, fit of abstraction,
     half-awake, ideative, in a reverie, in the clouds, introspective,
     lost, lost in thought, lucubration, meditating, meditation,
     meditative, melancholy, mental, mooning, moonraking, muse, museful,
     musefulness, muted ecstasy, napping, nodding, noetic, oblivious,
     pensive, pensiveness, pipe dream, pipe-dreaming, pondering,
     prehensive, preoccupation, preoccupied, profound thought, rapt,
     reflecting, reflection, reflective, reflectiveness, reverie,
     revolving, ruminant, ruminating, rumination, ruminative, serious,
     sober, somewhere else, speculation, speculative, speculativeness,
     stargazing, study, taken up, thinking, thought, thoughtful,
     thoughtfulness, trance, transported, unconscious, weighing,
     wistful, wistfulness, woolgathering, wrapped in thought
  
  

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