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 for punctilious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Punctilious \Punc*til"ious\ (-y[u^]s), a. [Cf. It. puntiglioso,
     Sp. puntilloso.]
     Attentive to punctilio; very nice or exact in the forms of
     behavior, etiquette, or mutual intercourse; precise; exact in
     the smallest particulars. "A punctilious observance of divine
     laws." --Rogers. "Very punctilious copies of any letters."
     --The Nation.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Punctilious in the simple and intelligible instances of
           common life.                             --I. Taylor.
     [1913 Webster] -- Punc*til"ious*ly, adv. --
     Punc*til"ious*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  punctilious
      adj 1: marked by precise accordance with details; "meticulous
             research"; "punctilious in his attention to rules of
             etiquette" [syn: meticulous, punctilious]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "punctilious":
     accurate, active, attentive, careful, censorious, choicy, choosy,
     close, compliant, conforming, conscientious, conscionable,
     constant, conventional, correct, critical, delicate, demanding,
     detailed, devoted, devout, discriminating, discriminative, duteous,
     dutiful, exact, exacting, exigent, exquisite, faithful, fastidious,
     fine, finical, finicking, finicky, formal, fussy, heedful, loyal,
     methodical, meticulous, mindful, minute, narrow, nice, observant,
     orderly, overconscientious, overscrupulous, painstaking,
     particular, perfectionistic, picky, practicing, precious, precise,
     precisian, precisianistic, precisionist, precisionistic, priggish,
     prudish, punctual, puristic, puritanic, refined, regardful,
     religious, rigid, rigorous, scrupulous, scrutinizing, selective,
     sensitive, strict, subtle, tender-conscienced, true
  
  

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