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Tuesday, September 22, 2020


insipid is a synonym of bland

adjective [ in-sip-id ]

insipid is another word for bland

A bland sauce is mild and tasteless. A bland vocabulary lacks flavorful descriptors such as insipid! Insipid means without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities, as in the case of remarks that are uninspired and flat, or song lyrics that are so clichéd they are utterly dull. Neither of these terms is used as a compliment, generally speaking, but insipid is the more pointed of the two, connoting at times a shallowness or lack of mental rigor.

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dull and insipid
We expected a poignant and heartfelt speech, but instead we were subjected to an hour of dull and insipid platitudes.
insipid song
The soundtrack launched into a version of the same insipid love song she’d heard a thousand times before.

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Monday, September 21, 2020


allude is a synonym of hint

verb [ uh-lood ]

allude is another word for hint

To allude is to refer to something indirectly. It is a way of pointing toward something or calling it to mind without explicitly naming it. A pop singer might allude to events in their personal life through abstracted lyrics. Allusions, or references to earlier artistic works, are very common in literature, as in the case of a book title (Brave New World by Aldous Huxley) that borrows language from another work (The Tempest by William Shakespeare).

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allude to the fact
At the press briefing, he alluded to the fact that the agency had downsized considerably.
vaguely allude
The lyrics from her new song vaguely allude to the end of a marriage.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020


preposterous is a synonym of ridiculous

adjective [ pri-pos-ter-uhs, -truhs ]

preposterous is another word for ridiculous

The adjectives ridiculous and preposterous both describe things that are inconsistent with reason or common sense. True to its root, however, ridiculous implies ridicule or contempt. Preposterous emphasizes foolishness and suggests a topsy-turvy, inverted, or disorderly quality. A preposterous notion or idea, for instance, is so jumbled in its reasoning or so contrary to expected order that it is downright disorienting.

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preposterous notion
He floated the preposterous notion that the dog ate not only his homework, but his entire desk.
utterly preposterous
The idea of vacationing on the moon struck her as utterly preposterous.

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