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Insipid GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Insipid GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ɪnˈsɪp.ɪd/ (adj)


lacking flavor, taste, interest or energy, vapid, dull, stale, tasteless, bland, flavorless, colorless, banal, tame, uneventful, unappetizing, boring, lifeless, uninteresting, characterless, unimaginative, unexciting


Still, as journalists, we should hold ourselves to higher standards and fight the urge to uncritically let our own boredom infect our writing. In fact, we should be striving to tell these old stories in new ways.

That, of course, is way easier said than done (or else I would have done it by now). But avoiding lazy, deleterious adjectives like “unexciting”, “insipid”, and “dull” is pretty easy too. And maybe something as simple as tossing in an occasional “stirring” or a “sensational” could help convince the public that this work or that one isn’t terrible to watch, or at least less terrible than watching the Phillies right now.



tasty, exciting

Parts of speech

Noun: insipidness

Noun: insipidity

Adverb: insipidly

About Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl

Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl is an English and Persian instructor, researcher, inventor, author, blogger, SEO expert, website developer, and the creator of LELB Society. He's got a PhD in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Study our guest posting guidelines for authors.

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