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  1. troublesome or oppressive; burdensome
    onerous
  2. indication of something important or calamitous about to occur; omen
    portent
  3. knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foreknowledge; foresight
    prescience
  4. without decoration; strict
    austere
  5. drearily commonplace; predictable; trite
    banal
  6. worn out through overuse; trite
    hackneyed
  7. uninteresting; unchallenging; lacking taste or savor
    insipid
  8. unimaginative; dull
    prosaic (ant. poetic)
  9. inducing or tending to induce sleep
    soporific
  10. lacking liveliness, animation or interest; dull
    vapid
  11. disastrous or ludicrous defeat or failure; fiasco
    debacle
  12. impair the strength of; weaken
    debilitate
  13. noisy and disorderly
    tumultuous
  14. the representation of something as existing or happening in the wrong time period
    anachronistic
  15. characteristic of an earlier time; antiquated; old
    archaic
  16. habitually late
    dilatory
  17. lasting for only a brief time
    ephemeral
  18. fragrant; aromatic; suggestive
    redolent
  19. of, relating to, or limited by time
    temporal
  20. the __ task was so difficult that Ona thought she'd never get through it.
    onerous
  21. A red morning sky is a terrible __for all sailors- it means that stormy seas are ahead.
    portent
  22. Preetha's __ was such that people wondered if she was psychic; how else could she know so much about the future?
    prescience
  23. The gray walls and bare floors of his monastery cell provided an even more __ setting than Brother Austen had hoped for.
    austere
  24. The poet's imagery was s o __ that I think she cribbed her work from Poetry for Dummies.
    banal
  25. All Hal could offer in the way of advice were __old phrases that I'd heard a hundred times before.
    hackneyed
  26. That __ movie was so predictable that I walked out.
    insipid
  27. Rebecca made a __ mosaic consisting of identical, undecorated tiles.
    prosaic
  28. the congressman's speech was so __ that even his cat was yawning.
    soporific
  29. Valierie's date was so __ that she thought he was sleeping with his eyes open.
    vapid
  30. Jim's interview was a complete __; he accidentally locked himself in the bathroom, sneezed on the interview multiple times, and knocked over the president of the company.
    debacle
  31. Deb ran the New York City Marathon without proper training; the expereince left her __ for weeks.
    debilitated
  32. the _ applause was so deafening that the pianist couldn't hear the singer.
    tumultuous
  33. I noticed an __ in the museum's ancient Rome display: a digital clock ticking behind a statue of Venus.
    anachronism
  34. "How dost thou?" is an _ of saying "How are you?"
    archaic
  35. Always waiting until the last moment to leave home in the morning, Dylan was a _ student.
    dilatory
  36. The importance of SAT scores is truly _; when you are applying, they are crucial, but once you get into college, no one cares how well you did.
    ephemeral
  37. The aroma of apple pie wafted into my room, __ of weekends spent baking with my grandmother.
    redolent
  38. One's enjoyment of a Starbuck's mocha latte is bound by __ limitations; all too soon, the latte is gone.
    temporal

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