Punctilious should remind you of punctures – small holes in tyres – that result in the release of air from the tyre. A punctilious person will not permit any such puncture or hole in his or her work that can result in compromising his or her quality of work.
“Prose” is defined as “ordinary writing”. And ordinary is boring, unimaginative, uninspiring. So, “Prosaic” is anything which reminds you of a lengthy piece of writing in which you are being unable to generate any interest.
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