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stringent
(adj)
STRIN-jǝnt
Meaning

strict; demanding

1st Sample Sentence

This postdoctoral position is highly competitive, and applicants must meet very stringent requirements.

Root

stringere (to compress, contract, bind tight, draw tight) (Latin)

Antonyms

lax

Mnemonics

STRI (Lady) N GENT are bound together - both have to follow some rules when they are together Astringent causes contraction: stringent is opposite which is rigid STRINGENT strict + gentleman

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