Difficult Words:

Proscribe and Prosaic

Difficult Words : Proscribe and Prosaic

Prosaic (proh ZAY ik) adj: dull, unimaginative, like prose (as opposed to poetry)

His description of the battle was so prosaic that it was hard for his listeners to believe that any of the soldiers had even been wounded, much less blown to smithereens.

The little boy's ambitions were all prosaic. He said he wanted to be an accountant, an auditor or a claims adjustor.

Proscribe (proh SCRIBE) v: to outlaw, to prohibit

Spitting on the sidewalk and shooting at road signs were both proscribed activities under the new administration

The young doctor proscribed smoking in the waiting room of his office.

The act of proscribing is proscription. An individual act of proscribing is also a proscription.

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