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

  Stringent \Strin"gent\ (str[i^]n"jent), a. [L. stringens,
     -entis, p. pr. of stringere to draw or bind tight. See
     Binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive;
     rigid; severe; as, stringent rules.
     [1913 Webster]
           They must be subject to a sharper penal code, and to a
           more stringent code of procedure.        --Macaulay.
     [1913 Webster] -- Strin"gent*ly, adv. -- Strin"gent*ness,
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: demanding strict attention to rules and procedures;
             "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent
             safety measures" [syn: rigorous, stringent, tight]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "stringent":
     Spartan, Spartanic, acid, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious,
     astringent, austere, authoritarian, binding, biting, bitter, bleak,
     caustic, confining, cutting, demanding, double-edged, dour,
     draconian, drawing, edged, escharotic, exacting, exigent, fierce,
     grim, hard, harsh, incisive, inclement, ironhanded, keen,
     meticulous, mordacious, mordant, penetrating, piercing, poignant,
     rigorist, rigorous, rough, rugged, scathing, severe, sharp,
     stabbing, stern, stinging, strict, strident, tart, tough,
     trenchant, ungentle, unsparing, vehement, violent, virulent,

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