“The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.”
Robert A. Heinlein
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
word a day#18
vapid |ˈvapid|adjectiveoffering nothing that is stimulating or challenging : tuneful but vapid musical comedies.DERIVATIVESvapidity |vaˈpidətē| |vəˈpɪdədi| |vaˈpɪdɪti| nounvapidly |ˈvøpədli| adverbORIGIN mid 17th cent. (used originally in description of drinks as [lacking in flavor] ): fromLatin vapidus. Bonus word!
insipid |inˈsipid|adjectivelacking flavor : mugs of insipid coffee.• lacking vigor or interest : many artists continued to churn out insipid, shallow works.DERIVATIVESinsipidity |ˌinsəˈpiditē| |ˈɪnsəˈpɪdədi| |-ˈpɪdɪti| nouninsipidly |1nˈsɪp1dli| adverbinsipidness |1nˈsɪp1dn1s| nounORIGIN early 17th cent.: from French insipide or late Latin insipidus, from in- ‘not’ +sapidus (see sapid ).