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Jun 24, 2010
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Words to describe people

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weathercock
persnickety
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bromidic
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with Anu Garg

bromidic

PRONUNCIATION:
(broh-MID-ik)

MEANING:
adjective: Commonplace; trite.

ETYMOLOGY:
From the former use of bromide compounds as sedatives. Bromine got its name from the Greek bromos (stench) due to its strong smell.

USAGE:
"Joe Lieberman has the hectoring, bromidic, high-rhetorical style reminiscent of an especially pompous clergyman."
Michael Kinsley; The Capitol's Pious Pair; The Washington Post; Jan 24, 2003.

See more usage examples of bromidic in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Snakes and ladders: the game of organized religions. -Yahia Lababidi, writer (b. 1973)

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