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Tediously pompous, bombastic, more elaborate than justified / appropriate

Turgid
(Turgid prose)
/turdzid/

1

Use of more words than necessary

Pleonasm

2

(Of a product) made or used as a substitute (typically an inferior one)

Ersatz (< DE replacement)

3

Fond of sensuous luxury or pleasure; self indulgent

Sybaritic

- their opulent and sybaritic lifestyle

4

An essential condition; a thing which is absolutely necessary

Sine qua non
(Sini kwa non)
Without which not

Grammar and usage are the sine qua non of language teaching

5

Jargon or slang from a particular group or class

Argot
- teenage argot
(< FR unknown origin)

6

Use ambiguous language to conceal the truth or avoid commuting oneself

Equivocate
ME> use a word in more than one sense

7

Showing a lack of thought or intelligence; vacant.

Vacuous

8

A trite or unoriginal idea/remark intended to soothe or placate

Bromide
"Feel-good bromides create the illusion that of problem solving"

9

Bland or insipid intellectual fare, entertainment, pap

Pablum

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