12 terms

SAT Hot Words: Lesson 4

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