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pronunciation:
jIst
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the essential part or idea, as of an argument or written work.
I didn't understand every word of the article, but I think I got the gist.
synonyms:
core, essence, heart, substance
similar words:
argument, crux, kernel, keynote, marrow, meat, nub, nucleus, pith, point, quiddity, quintessence, sense, short, spirit, sum, tenor, theme, thrust
definition 2: the basis for a lawsuit.
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