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

  Exact \Ex*act"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exacted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Exacting.] [From L. exactus, p. p. of exigere; or fr. LL.
     exactare: cf. OF. exacter. See Exact, a.]
     To demand or require authoritatively or peremptorily, as a
     right; to enforce the payment of, or a yielding of; to compel
     to yield or to furnish; hence, to wrest, as a fee or reward
     when none is due; -- followed by from or of before the one
     subjected to exaction; as, to exact tribute, fees, obedience,
     etc., from or of some one.
     [1913 Webster]
           He said into them, Exact no more than that which is
           appointed you.                           --Luke. iii.
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           Years of servise past
           From grateful souls exact reward at last --Dryden.
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           My designs
           Exact me in another place.               --Massinger.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exacting \Ex*act"ing\, a.
     Oppressive or unreasonably severe in making demands or
     requiring the exact fulfillment of obligations; harsh;
     severe. "A temper so exacting." --T. Arnold --
     Ex*act"ing*ly, adv. -- Ex*act"ing*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having complicated nutritional requirements; especially
             growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious
             microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes
             are extremely exacting in their requirements" [syn:
             fastidious, exacting] [ant: unfastidious]
      2: severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting
         instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
         [syn: stern, strict, exacting]
      3: requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more
         exigent over his pronunciation" [syn: exigent, exacting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  152 Moby Thesaurus words for "exacting":
     Herculean, Spartan, Spartanic, abstruse, accurate, arduous,
     arousing, astringent, attentive, austere, authoritarian, brutal,
     burdensome, censorious, choicy, choosy, clamant, clamorous, close,
     complex, conscientious, correct, critical, crying, cutthroat,
     delicate, demanding, detailed, difficile, difficult,
     discriminating, discriminative, dour, draining, educible, eductive,
     elicitory, eradicative, evocative, exact, exactive, excessive,
     exigent, exorbitant, exquisite, extortionary, extortionate,
     extortive, extractive, extravagant, fancy, fastidious, fine,
     finical, finicking, finicky, formidable, fussy, gouging, grasping,
     grievous, grim, grossly overpriced, hairy, hard, hard-earned,
     hard-fought, harsh, hypercritical, immoderate, imperative,
     importunate, inflationary, inordinate, insistent, instant,
     intricate, jawbreaking, knotted, knotty, laborious, loud, mean,
     meticulous, minute, narrow, nice, no picnic, not easy, operose,
     oppressive, out of bounds, out of sight, outrageous, overpriced,
     particular, perfectionistic, persistent, pertinacious, picky,
     precise, precisianistic, precisionistic, preposterous, pressing,
     priggish, prohibitive, prudish, punctilious, punctual, puristic,
     puritanic, refined, religious, rigid, rigorous, rough, rugged,
     scrupulous, scrutinizing, selective, sensitive, set with thorns,
     severe, skyrocketing, spiny, spiraling, steep, stern, strenuous,
     strict, stringent, subtle, taxing, thorny, ticklish, toilsome,
     tough, tricky, trying, tyrannical, unconscionable, undue,
     unreasonable, unsparing, unwarranted, uphill, uprooting, urgent,
     usurious, weighty, wicked

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