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Hot Words for the SAT: Lesson 4

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