GRE Word List

HACKNEYED

commonplace; trite

The meaning of the word hackneyed is commonplace; trite.

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imbrogliocomplicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
barrailing in a courtroom; legal profession; vertical line dividing a staff into equal measures; Ex. prisoner at the bar; V: shut in or out with bars; forbid; exclude; CF. barrister
solventsubstance that dissolves another; ADJ: capable of dissolving another substance
boostlift by pushing up from below; increase; raise; N: push upward; increase
scofflaugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
vivaciouslively or animated; sprightly
insightfuldiscerning; perceptive
castigationpunishment; severe criticism or disapproval
poulticesoothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
ambulatoryable to walk