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VIGIL

keeping watch (during normal sleeping hours); Ex. all-night vigil

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The meaning of the word vigil is keeping watch (during normal sleeping hours); Ex. all-night vigil.

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WordMeaning
circumventoutwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
haplessunfortunate; luckless
obtuseblunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
herpetologistone who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
tranquillitycalmness; peace
scrupulousconscientious; extremely thorough; Ex. scrupulous worker
prolixitytedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
rusticpertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person
dogmaticopinionated; holding stubbornly to one's opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal
warrantjustification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee