It’s been a while since I last did one of these comparison/clarification posts, but I found another example of two words that I didn’t clearly know the difference between.
I had thought vigor and rigor were basically the same thing. Upon looking them up, I had the correct understanding of rigor, but was a little off on rigor.
According to Merriam Webster:
Rigor – a (1) : harsh inflexibility in opinion, temper, or judgment.
They underwent the rigors of military training.
They conducted the experiments with scientific rigor.
A scholar known for their intellectual rigor
And that last one might be part of why I had them somewhat confused.
Vigor, on the other hand:
1: possessing vigor : full of physical or mental strength or active force
2: done with vigor : carried out forcefully and energetically