Focus on the pronunciation of stringency
English definition of “stringency”
/ˈstrɪndʒənsi/ noun [U]
› a situation in which a law, test, etc. is extremely severe or limiting and must be obeyed: the stringency of sth The statute prohibits the adoption of environmental protections laws that exceed the stringency of federal regulations.
› a situation in which companies or governments can spend only very little money because of difficult economic conditions: financial/fiscal/economic stringency