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exigent

ex·i·gent

exigent

 
pronunciation:
ek s jihnt
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: requiring immediate attention; urgent or critical.
We can only attend to the most exigent needs of the disaster victims at present.
similar words:
instant, serious, urgent
definition 2: requiring an extraordinary effort or expenditure; demanding.
It had been an exigent task and she felt a great deal of satisfaction at having completed it.
derivation: exigently (adv.)