ACT Word of the Week: Vacuous


The ACT Word of the Week, from October 15th to 19th, is: vacuous.

The ACT Word of the Week is meant to help students with common vocabulary on the ACT by showcasing individual words and having contests over them weekly, giving students a chance to win $10 Amazon gift cards as rewards.

Here are a collection of attempted definitions, provided by A-TECH students, of the word vacuous:

   “Empty.” – Chrystal Covarrubias, junior.

   “Empty or nothing.” – Marcos Mederos, senior.

   “A small hole.” – Lauryn Carlton, senior.

   “To take something out.” – Sterling Roberts, freshman.

   “Something that sucks.” – Jordan King, junior.

   “Removing, releasing.” – Andrew Cheng, senior.

   “Mysterious.” – Romuel Tenyag, senior.

   “Something to do with a church,” – Tommy Conway, junior.

   “A hole.” – Christian Vazquez, sophomore.

   “A vacuum.” – Jennifer Gonzalez, junior.

   “Like empty.” – Broderick Putman, sophomore.

   “I just hear it and it goes through the other ear.” – Lily Ichise, sophomore.

   “A gas – gaseous?” – Andrea Navarro, junior.

   “Stupid.” – Rick Huang, junior.

   “‘Vast’ comes to mind.” – Keana Balalio, freshman.

   “Very open.” – Henry Marshall, senior.

   “Lack of thought; did you ask me that on purpose.” – Kelly Charles, graphic design teacher.

The actual definition of the word vacuous, courtesy of Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is mindless or devoid of content.