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vig·il

vigil

 
 
pronunciation:
vI jl
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a watch or period of surveillance, esp. one kept during normal sleeping hours.
She kept her vigil at her mother's bedside until early morning.
similar words:
watch
definition 2: the eve of a religious festival, a watch kept then, or a devotional service held during this period.
Her parents made her attend both the Easter Vigil and the subsequent Sunday mass every year.
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