Insipid GRE Vocabulary Flashcard
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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.
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