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