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. Earliest documented use: 1906.

PROMIDIC - you'll need a Student Card before they'll admit you to the dance

BIOMIDIC - pretentious word for "mid-life crisis"

BOOMIDIC - identifying supersonic aircraft from their ground-level noise