I pulled out my dictionary at work to double-check the meanings of prescribe and proscribe.*
I realized that it’s probably time to give in and buy a new dictionary. After all, the poor thing is held together with a rubber band. It falls apart otherwise.
Of course, I could just give up the hard-copy dictionary and go with dictionary websites or the dictionary app on my phone. But I’m an old-school print gal. I doubt I can go cold turkey without an old-fashioned dictionary.
* Prescribe = to give instructions or rules; Proscribe = to condemn or prohibit. The word I needed was “prescribe.”