"The tiny swimming beetles of the Australian desert live circumscribed lives," writes Veronique Greenwood for the New York Times. These beetles live underground, she says, where they're forced to draw in oxygen from water rather than air.
The word "circumscribe" has Latin roots that mean "written around."
"Like most Southern California natives, Randy Randall’s childhood memories are inextricable from the freeways that circumscribed it."
Explain the meaning of "circumscribe" without saying "confine" or "limit."
Fill in the blanks: "(Someone) points out a key issue: that (something) has circumscribed (something else)."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. One opposite of CIRCUMSCRIBE is
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