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Even as she spoke, Olive realized the vapidness of her words and was ashamed of them.

I'd rather sit the comedy out than go home and fret over its vapidness.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "flat, insipid" (of drinks), from Latin vapidus "flat, insipid," literally "that has exhaled its vapor," related to vappa "stale wine," and probably to vapor "vapor." Applied from 1758 to talk and writing deemed dull and lifeless. Related: Vapidly.

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