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rigor

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1 something that is a cause for suffering or special effort especially in the attainment of a goal
  • hard-bitten folk who survived many rigors on the way to the promised land
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2 the quality or state of being demanding or unyielding (as in discipline or criticism)
  • After being coddled by his former coach, the swimmer was shocked by the rigor of the new training program.
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