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Rigor vs. Vigor

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Rigornoun

(informal) an abbreviated form of rigor mortis.

Vigornoun

(American spelling) vigour

Rigornoun

Rigidity; stiffness.

Vigornoun

Active strength or force of body or mind; capacity for exertion, physically, intellectually, or morally; force; energy.

‘The vigor of this arm was never vain.’;

Rigornoun

A sense of chilliness, with contraction of the skin; a convulsive shuddering or tremor, as in the chill preceding a fever.

Vigornoun

Strength or force in animal or vegetable nature or action; as, a plant grows with vigor.

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Rigornoun

The becoming stiff or rigid; the state of being rigid; rigidity; stiffness; hardness.

‘The rest his lookBound with Gorgonian rigor not to move.’;

Vigornoun

Strength; efficacy; potency.

‘But in the fruithful earth . . . His beams, unactive else, their vigor find.’;

Rigornoun

See 1st Rigor, 2.

Vigorverb

To invigorate.

Rigornoun

Severity of climate or season; inclemency; as, the rigor of the storm; the rigors of winter.

Vigornoun

an exertion of force;

‘he plays tennis with great energy’;

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Rigornoun

Stiffness of opinion or temper; rugged sternness; hardness; relentless severity; hard-heartedness; cruelty.

‘All his rigor is turned to grief and pity.’; ‘If I shall be condemn'dUpon surmises, . . . I tell you'T is rigor and not law.’;

Vigornoun

active strength of body or mind

Rigornoun

Exactness without allowance, deviation, or indulgence; strictness; as, the rigor of criticism; to execute a law with rigor; to enforce moral duties with rigor; - opposed to lenity.

Vigornoun

an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing);

‘his writing conveys great energy’;

Rigornoun

Severity of life; austerity; voluntary submission to pain, abstinence, or mortification.

‘The prince lived in this convent with all the rigor and austerity of a capuchin.’;

Rigornoun

Violence; force; fury.

‘Whose raging rigor neither steel nor brass could stay.’;

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Rigornoun

something hard to endure;

‘the asperity of northern winters’;

Rigornoun

the quality of being logically valid

Rigornoun

excessive sternness;

‘severity of character’; ‘the harshness of his punishment was inhuman’; ‘the rigors of boot camp’;

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