Sentence: The earliest forms of art, like painting and music, are those best suited for expressing joy. But somewhere in the 19th century, more artists began seeing happiness as insipid, phony or, worst of all, boring–in Tolstoy’s words, “All happy families are alike.” (Source: content.time.com)
Meaning: Lacking vigor or interest; Lacking flavor or taste
How To Remember?
Suppose you go to a party. Now in that party, you are not allowed to “sip”any drink. No drinks allowed. No soda, no beer. Sorry. Just imagine how dull and lifeless that party would be! The “sip” in “Insipid” should remind you of such a party.
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