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

  Perusal \Pe*rus"al\, n. [From Peruse.]
     1. The act of carefully viewing or examining. [R.] --Tatler.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The act of reading, especially of reading through or with
        care. --Woodward.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: reading carefully with intent to remember [syn: perusal,
           perusing, poring over, studying]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "perusal":
     application, boning, brainwork, check, conning, contemplation,
     cram, cramming, drill, engrossment, examination, exercise,
     extensive study, grind, grinding, headwork, inspection,
     lucubration, mental labor, overhaul, overhauling, perlustration,
     practice, quality control, reading, restudy, restudying, review,
     run-through, scan, scanning, scrutiny, study, studying, subject,
     survey, swotting, visitation, wide reading

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