Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly challenge created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.
To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link as a comment on Heena’s WOW post for this week (above link).
I’m up to the letter V this week so I’ll be looking for a good word beginning with W
So, here is my WOW for this week:
vac·u·ous (vak-yoo-uh s)
Part of Speech:
1. Lacking intelligence; stupid or empty-headed.
2. Devoid of expression; vacant: a vacuous stare.
3. Lacking substance or meaning; vapid or inane e.g. a vacuous comment.
4. Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle: e.g. After a night almost devoid of sleep, John had a vacuous day at the office:
5. Devoid of matter; empty: e.g. a vacuous space.
Vapid, stupid, inane, asinine, blank, mindless, meaningless, fatuous, vacant, empty, unintelligent, incommunicative, uncommunicative.
1640s: empty, from Latin vacuus – empty, void, free (as in vacuum). The figurative sense of ‘empty of ideas’ is from 1848.
Use in a Sentence:
1. John worried that after a few too many cocktails, Erica’s mind would become vacuous:
3. (Adverb use). At weekends, Kathy gossiped vacuously for hours with her friends:
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