Word of the Day: METICULOUS
So careful that you are afraid to make an error
meticulous (adj) - extremely or overly careful in thinking about or dealing with small details; precise, picky, or punctilious [muh-tik-yuh-luhs]
BREAKDOWN: The word meticulous derives from the Latin metus, meaning fear, apprehension, or anxiety. This origin reveals meticulous as the perfect descriptor for those who present as detail-oriented because they are over-careful or afraid to make mistakes.
“Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous.” —Mark Caine
[Our Wednesday Wildcards are fascinating and important words that are not necessarily derived from classical roots.]