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

  Examen \Ex*a"men\, n. [L., the tongue of a balance, examination;
     for exagmen, fr. exigere to weigh accurately, to treat: cf.
     F. examen. See Exact, a.]
     Examination; inquiry. [R.] "A critical examen of the two
     pieces." --Cowper.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by
           Jesuits) [syn: examen, examination]
      2: a critical study (as of a writer's work)

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