Care!

meticulous
(adj)
mǝ-TIC-yoo-lǝs
Meaning

excessively careful; painstaking; scrupulous; working very slowly and carefully and with great attention to detail

1st Sample Sentence

By all means, be meticulous in your research, but not so meticulous that you never actually complete the project.

Root

metus (fear, dread, apprehension, anxiety) (Latin)

Synonyms

fastidious, meticulous, punctilious, scrupulous

Antonyms

desultory

Mnemonics

Meticulous: Met (Meet)+ICU (hospital’s intensive care unit), so whenever you meet a person in ICU you need to be extremely careful about his health. It sounds like matriculation (admission to a college). To get matriculation we should be as a meticulous (careful) aspirant to clear the exam.

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