This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : keeping watch (during normal sleeping hours); Ex. all-night vigil
(noun) a period of sleeplessness
(noun) the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
(noun) a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vigil
Sounds like "whistle". All through the night, watchmen keep a watch by blowing their whistles.
vigil came from VIGILance...watchfullness
Vigil-watchful-to take care.
its difficult to maintain a vigIL when youre ILL
Short Definition : watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance
(adj) carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger
a policy of open-eyed awareness
the vigilant eye of the town watch
there was a watchful dignity in the room
a watchful parent with a toddler in tow
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vigilant
VI-gi-LAN-t(vilan): vilan in movies are very WATCHFUL and ALERT of heros activities
vigil (is to watch carefully)+ ant. One who watches carefully.
In IGI game you have to be very vigilant...i.e. keep a careful watch..hope u r a gamer!!
vigilant : hamara dost vigi [vicky] hamare office ke lan ka vigilant karata hai [care karata hai]
In harry potter mad eye moody always says "CONSTANT VIGILANCE"which means watch carefuly
In VIGILANT some part of it sounds like WHISTLE..so think like this who WHISTLES in the night a GURKA or WATCHMAN who doesn't sleep in the night the are wakeful n cautious
v+igi+lan+tâ€”V(we) at IGI airport have to KEENLY ALERT AND WATCHFUL TO DETECT DANGER at LAN(local area network) of airport to protect it from getting hacked by hackers
Vigilant and prudent have the same sounds and meaning - to be on your guard.
An elephANT is very vigilANT when it comes to mice
Short Definition : one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
(noun) member of a vigilance committee
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vigilante
Vigilante (on vigil) and surveillance (close observation). Therefore, they have similar sounds and meaning.
Short Definition : small drawing placed at the beginning or end of a chapter; picture; short literary sketch; short written description of a character or scene
(noun) a brief literary description
(noun) a photograph whose edges shade off gradually
(noun) a small illustrative sketch (as sometimes placed at the beginning of chapters in books)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vignette
Sounds like "vignesha". At the beginning of every pooja, we make a small "vignesh" idol with turmeric. Similarly, there is a "vignette" before every chapter.
Used a palette in sketching a vignette
MTV roadies vignettes was a program to show l'il bit inside stuff of roadies i.e to give little description
Short Definition : active strength; energy; enthusiasm; ADJ. vigorous
(noun) forceful exertion
he plays tennis with great energy
he's full of zip
(noun) active strength of body or mind
(noun) an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
his writing conveys great energy
a remarkable muscularity of style
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vigor
Igor is very enthusiastic
Vigor and rigor are similar in sound and they mean - severity, forcefulness.
prabu is more enthusiasm(vigor) in cigar
people wear "v(W)IG" to hide their worn out,sterile style.
Short Definition : despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander
(adj) morally reprehensible
would do something as despicable as murder
the vile development of slavery appalled them
a slimy little liar
(adj) causing or able to cause nausea
a nauseating smell
a sickening stench
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vile
Take the E to the beginning of the word; it becomes evil ! ok
bile (indigestion ) leads to vile (stinky)
Vile and guile are rhyming words and they mean - treacherous, evil.
vile --> villain