Whether in earnest or in a feint to amuse us, Paris Hilton made these vacuous comments:
This word comes from the Latin one for "empty." Vacuous things and people are mentally or intellectually empty.
Winking at the vacuous language of sports interviews--"we gave it 110%," "it was a real challenge for us," "gotta take it one game at a time"--this VectorBelly comic begins, "You were sportsing pretty hard out there. A lot of sports happened. Why do you think you lost?"
Explain the meaning of "vacuous" without saying "stupid in an empty way" or "devoid of anything interesting or valuable."
Fill in the blanks: "(Under or behind) the (noise, chatter, or clutter) of _____ is a disturbing vacuity, a sharp lack of any _____."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. One opposite of VACUOUS is
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