The Closing Word: Proscribe

The Closing Word: ProscribeThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (pro-SCRIBE)

1. command against
2. forbid, especially by law

From “Proscribe sounds similar to the word prescribe, but be careful: these words are essentially opposite in meaning. While proscribe means forbid, prescribe is used when a doctor recommends a medicine or remedy.”

“Unless an agent wants to find themselves in hot water, they’d better understand which behaviors are proscribed by the Fair Housing Act.”


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