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crucial

cru·cial

crucial

 
 
pronunciation:
kru shl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: very important; deciding the success or failure of something.
It is crucial that you follow directions during a fire drill.The surgeon had reached a crucial moment during the operation.
 
antonyms:
minor
similar words:
central, critical, grave, imperative, momentous, serious, vital
derivation: crucially (adv.)
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