Word Of The Week (WOW #10)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me), it’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week. If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.


Here’s this week’s WOW:


Word: Banal

Part Of Speech: adjective ; noun: banality; plural noun: banalities; adverb: banally

Pronunciation: /bəˈnɑːl/


so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.

Synonyms: trite, clichéd, vapid, predictable

Antonyms: original

Word Origin: mid 18th century (originally relating to feudal service in the sense ‘compulsory’, hence ‘common to all’): from French, from ban ‘a proclamation or call to arms’; ultimately of Germanic origin and related to ban.

Use in sentence: 

  • adjective: When Greenblatt discusses the sources of Shakespeare ‘s inspiration, they are often stunningly banal and overly speculative.
  • noun (pl): The trip offers an escape from the banalities of daily life.


I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way!

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Published by Heena R. Pardeshi

Heena is the author of the award-winning novel Deceived. She works as the novel critic and the chief editor at a local publishing house in Pune, India. She is an animal lover as well as an animal activist. She loves books, music and wine. Travelling and learning about new cultures is an integral part of her life. She is presently learning Piano and French language. She lives in Pune, India with her beloved husband and 6 cats.

29 thoughts on “Word Of The Week (WOW #10)

    1. You’ll have to write all these things dear otherwise it won’t be much use to the readers.
      There are a couple of others who do it and they also do it this way only.
      If you participate then post a link to you post here in the comments, I’d love to read yours 🙂


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