vapidity


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Related to vapidity: capriciousness, elusiveness
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In all this vapidity of narcissism, what is lost is precious hours of productivity.
The first of these speaks of the vapidity of life and is connected with the portrayal of moral perversion, while the theme of freedom actually involves exploring the paradox of being trapped by freedom.
While the movement towards a slick blandness impacts the city's most endangered residents as much as its architecture, the vapidity of many recently erected buildings is astounding.
In terms of avoiding vapidity, I can certainly be shallow, but I feel very deeply about who I am and about not being narcissistic.
If Florida's largest urban center still conjures up images of fashionistas and vapidity (or, for that matter, God's waiting room and The Golden Girls), you obviously haven't visited in a while.
He is the protagonist of vapidity, and the "emptiness" which Al-Attar attributes to the emotions and conflicts of the play if you will.
Luckily, not everyone succumbs to such vapidity. A fine example of appropriate storm sentiments comes from Facebook friend Michael Wilcox, a defense lawyer adept at representing the most violent and amoral people on our planet.
And his successors only cemented the perception that Tehran was unwilling or incapable of advancing diplomatic solutions to the impasse, especially former lead negotiator Saeed Jalili, who raised long-winded vapidity to an art form.
Representing more than just our collective fascination with vapidity, beer brawls and JWoww's heaving bosom, "Jersey Shore" signaled the beginning of what Ong calls "emergent" reality TV, smallscreen fare lacking a competition angle--"the reality competition model is one of the most calcified," she says--but one where the cast drives the dramatic (and often comedic) tension.
This particular contest became so niggly that two re-racks were required in the evening session, but O'Sullivan rose above the vapidity with his big century and the subsequent hefty break guaranteed he would start with a big cushion on the second day, looking set to match Steve Davis' haul of six world titles and close to just one behind Stephen Hendry's modern-era record.
When Fitzgerald illustrates the vapidity and ultimate nihilism of the American dream in The Great Gatsby he is really just calling a spade a spade.
The experience can be a disconcerting--if not maddening--one, depending on the recurring reality's overall vapidity.