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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Stuart's Word Spot: Vacancy

Lord Mayor of London in his coronation robes.Image via Wikipedia
Vacancy: noun - condition of a position, office, etc., being vacant; a vacant position, room in a hotel; empty space, a gap or opening; in crystallography; a defect in a crystal lattice where an atom or ion is missing from a position where there should be one; empty or unoccupied, emptiness; lack of intelligence, mental vacuity, inanity.

'The unusual vacancy advertised at the employment agency was exactly the job Suzanne had been seeking for years.'

'The town Mayor stared into space during the entire council meeting, demonstrating the general air of vacancy that his peers had recognised as making him perfect for the role.'

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