Word Of The Week (WOW #10)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me), it’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week. If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

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Here’s this week’s WOW:

Arachnida

Word: Banal

Part Of Speech: adjective ; noun: banality; plural noun: banalities; adverb: banally

Pronunciation: /bəˈnɑːl/

Meaning: 

so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.

Synonyms: trite, clichéd, vapid, predictable

Antonyms: original

Word Origin: mid 18th century (originally relating to feudal service in the sense ‘compulsory’, hence ‘common to all’): from French, from ban ‘a proclamation or call to arms’; ultimately of Germanic origin and related to ban.

Use in sentence: 

  • adjective: When Greenblatt discusses the sources of Shakespeare ‘s inspiration, they are often stunningly banal and overly speculative.
  • noun (pl): The trip offers an escape from the banalities of daily life.

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