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Rigorous vs Vigorous

Rigorous means harsh, precise, severe, or strict. (see also Rigid vs Rigorous vs Strict vs Stringent )

  • The selection process is based on rigorous tests of competence and experience.
  • Taxis must conform to the rigorous standards laid down by the police.
  • He is rigorous in his control of expenditure.

Vigorous means energetic, robust, or strong. (see also Vigorish vs Vigorous )

  • Take vigorous exercise for several hours a week.
  • This plant is a vigorous grower.
  • African dance is vigorous, but full of subtlety.