GRE Word List

BANAL

hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; cliched

The meaning of the word banal is hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; cliched.

Random words

WordMeaning
brittlehard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
qualifyreach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
defrayprovide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
stuporstate of being stupefied; state of apathy; daze; lack of awareness
episodic(of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience
rebukescold harshly; criticize severely
prestigerespect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige
grumblecomplain; mutter discontentedly; grouch; N.
heydaytime of greatest success or power; prime
prosperitygood fortune and financial success; physical well-being