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Lesson 4: Stale

SAT Hot Words

banal adj. dull or stale because of overuse; trite; hackneyed
cliché n. an idea or expression that has become stale due to overuse
derivative adj. unoriginal; taken from something already existing (v: derive)
hackneyed adj. made commonplace by overuse; trite
insipid adj. lacking flavor or taste; unexciting
lackluster adj. lacking vitality, energy, or brightness; boring
mundane adj. commonplace; ordinary
platitude n. quality of being dull; an obvious remark uttered as if it were original
prosaic adj. dull; commonplace
trite adj. unoriginal and stale due to overuse
vapid adj. lacking freshness and zest; flat; stale
Created by: MrsMloBTHS