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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)
Synonyms : watch

(noun) a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
Synonyms : watch

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vigil

Sounds like "whistle". All through the night, watchmen keep a watch by blowing their whistles.
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by garrulous

vigil came from VIGILance...watchfullness
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by artificialankit

Vigil-watchful-to take care.
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by pushpa_edit

its difficult to maintain a vigIL when youre ILL
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by Afghan


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
Synonyms : argus-eyed , open-eyed , wakeful
Example Sentence
  • 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
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by kruthikamurthy

vigil (is to watch carefully)+ ant. One who watches carefully.
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by garrulous

In IGI game you have to be very vigilant...i.e. keep a careful watch..hope u r a gamer!!
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by sush17

vigilant : hamara dost vigi [vicky] hamare office ke lan ka vigilant karata hai [care karata hai]
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by sybarite

In harry potter mad eye moody always says "CONSTANT VIGILANCE"which means watch carefuly
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by kinderboy

In VIGILANT some part of it sounds like think like this who WHISTLES in the night a GURKA or WATCHMAN who doesn't sleep in the night the are wakeful n cautious
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by kick_ass

v+igi+lan+t—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
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by nikhilparasher

Vigilant and prudent have the same sounds and meaning - to be on your guard.
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by pushpa_edit

An elephANT is very vigilANT when it comes to mice
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by Afghan


Short Definition : one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers

(noun) member of a vigilance committee
Synonyms : vigilance man

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vigilante

Vigilante (on vigil) and surveillance (close observation). Therefore, they have similar sounds and meaning.
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by pushpa_edit


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
Synonyms : sketch

(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.
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by garrulous

Used a palette in sketching a vignette
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MTV roadies vignettes was a program to show l'il bit inside stuff of roadies i.e to give little description
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by carora3


Short Definition : active strength; energy; enthusiasm; ADJ. vigorous

(noun) forceful exertion
Synonyms : energy , vigour , zip
Example Sentence
  • he plays tennis with great energy
  • he's full of zip

(noun) active strength of body or mind
Synonyms : dynamism , heartiness , vigour

(noun) an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
Synonyms : energy , muscularity , vigour , vim
Example Sentence
  • his writing conveys great energy
  • a remarkable muscularity of style

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vigor

Igor is very enthusiastic
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by iamkrazee

Vigor and rigor are similar in sound and they mean - severity, forcefulness.
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by pushpa_edit

prabu is more enthusiasm(vigor) in cigar
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by sansecretcp

people wear "v(W)IG" to hide their worn out,sterile style.
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by sunilIITR


Short Definition : despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander

(adj) morally reprehensible
Example Sentence
  • would do something as despicable as murder
  • ugly crimes
  • the vile development of slavery appalled them
  • a slimy little liar

(adj) causing or able to cause nausea
Example Sentence
  • a nauseating smell
  • nauseous offal
  • a sickening stench

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vile

Take the E to the beginning of the word; it becomes evil ! ok
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bile (indigestion ) leads to vile (stinky)
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by carora3

Vile and guile are rhyming words and they mean - treacherous, evil.
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by pushpa_edit

vile --> villain
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by divine_sword

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