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

  Puissant \Pu"is*sant\, a. [F., originally, a p. pr. formed fr.
     L. posse to be able: cf. L. potens powerful. See Potent.]
     Powerful; strong; mighty; forcible; as, a puissant prince or
     empire. " Puissant deeds." --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
           Of puissant nations which the world possessed.
     [1913 Webster]
           And worldlings in it are less merciful,
           And more puissant.                       --Mrs.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: powerful

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "puissant":
     absolute, armipotent, ascendant, authoritarian, authoritative,
     authorized, autocratic, beefy, bouncing, clothed with authority,
     cogent, commanding, competent, consequential, considerable,
     controlling, dominant, doughty, duly constituted, dynamic,
     effective, eminent, empowered, energetic, ex officio, forceful,
     forcible, forcy, full-blooded, full-strength, governing, great,
     gutsy, gutty, hale, hard, hard as nails, hardy, hearty, hefty,
     hegemonic, hegemonistic, high-potency, high-powered, high-pressure,
     high-tension, husky, imperative, important, in force, in power,
     influential, iron-hard, irresistible, leading, lusty, mighty,
     mighty in battle, momentous, monocratic, nervy, obstinate,
     official, operative, potent, powerful, preeminent, prepotent,
     prestigious, prominent, ranking, red-blooded, robust, robustious,
     rugged, ruling, senior, stalwart, steely, stout, strapping,
     striking, strong, strong as brandy, strong as strong,
     strong-willed, sturdy, substantial, superior, supreme, telling,
     totalitarian, valid, vigorous, vital, weighty

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