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vigilance
  • n  the process of paying close and continuous attention
    vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • n  vigilant attentiveness
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vigilance_committee
  • n  a volunteer committee to maintain order where an efficient legal system does not exist
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vigilantism
  • n  the actions of a vigilance committee in trying to enforce the laws
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vigna
  • n  genus of vines or erect herbs having trifoliate leaves and yellowish or purplish flowers; of warm or tropical regions; most species often placed in genus Phaseolus
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vigna_aconitifolia
  • n  East Indian legume having hairy foliage and small yellow flowers followed by cylindrical pods; used especially in India for food and forage and as a soil conditioner; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus
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vigna_angularis
  • n  bushy annual widely grown in China and Japan for the flour made from its seeds
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vigna_caracalla
  • n  perennial tropical American vine cultivated for its racemes of showy yellow and purple flowers having the corolla keel coiled like a snail shell; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus
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vigna_radiata
  • n  erect bushy annual widely cultivated in warm regions of India and Indonesia and United States for forage and especially its edible seeds; chief source of bean sprouts used in Chinese cookery; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus
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vigna_sesquipedalis
  • n  South American bean having very long succulent pods
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vigna_sinensis
  • n  sprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure
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vigna_unguiculata
  • n  sprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure
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vigna_unguiculata_sesquipedalis
  • n  South American bean having very long succulent pods
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vignette
  • n  a brief literary description
  • n  a photograph whose edges shade off gradually
  • n  a small illustrative sketch (as sometimes placed at the beginning of chapters in books)
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vigor
  • n  forceful exertion
  • n  active strength of body or mind
  • n  an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
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vigorish
  • n  an exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest
  • n  a percentage (of winnings or loot or profit) taken by an operator or gangster
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vigour
  • n  forceful exertion
  • n  active strength of body or mind
  • n  an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
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viking
  • n  any of the Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries
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