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stymie
used in Freakonomics

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Definition
to prevent something
  • As it happens, Feldman's accidental study provides a window onto a form of cheating that has long stymied academics: white-collar crime.
    p. 45.5
  • Anyone who tries even casually to follow their advice may be stymied, for the conventional wisdom on parenting seems to shift by the hour.
    p. 147.3

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