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banal
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
uninteresting due to a lack of anything original or unusual

(editor's note:  This word is correctly pronounced differently by various educated speakers of American English.)
  • They'll want to know when Crake cut his first tooth and spoke his first word and ate his first root, and other such banalities.
    p. 104.9

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