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Vocab Builder: mawkish

mawkish ( môkĭsh)

adjective

1. Excessively and objectionally sentimental. 
2. Nauseating or insipid in taste.

How to use it in a sentence:

It is tough to trust whether the affection is genuine when it comes from a mawkish person.

“Honesty is the best policy” turns out to be a wise maxim rather than a mawkish platitude, but only if others follow the same principle. Social trust is a valuable community asset if – but only if – it is warranted. – Robert D Putnam

One night in college that involved too many Seagram’s & 7-UP drinks causes me to cringe when I think of the mawkish drink.