a vast improvement

The word "vast" means "really big". But "vast" is not a really common word. It's mostly used in a few situations and phrases:

  • Use it when talking about outer space.

    The distance between us and the nearest star is so vast, it takes about 4 years for its light to reach us.

  • Use it with the word "difference":

    There's a vast difference between playing with someone else's kids and having kids of your own.

  • Use it with the word "majority":

    The vast majority of people in the world have never even ridden in an airplane, much less a private jet.

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