Innocuous

Innocuous [ i-NOK-yoo-uh’ s ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. not harmful or injurious
2. inoffensive, insipid, uninspiring or not stimulating
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 It was surprising that the diplomat's innocuous remarks caused such consternation.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 By using an innocuous virus derived from HIV, scientists at the California Institute of Technology have developed a new way of giving animals genes from other organisms to produce specific traits.

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