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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
aboriginal, acute, basal, basic, central, charged, clamorous, climacteric, compelling, critical, crying, deciding, decisive, desperate, dire, elemental, elementary, embryonic, emergent, essential, exigent, fundamental, generative, genetic, germinal, high-pressure, high-priority, imperative, imperious, important, in embryo, in ovo, insistent, instant, kairotic, loaded, major, momentous, necessary, original, pivotal, pregnant, pressing, primal, primary, primeval, primitive, primordial, pristine, protogenic, radical, rudimentary, seminal, urgent, vital
Dictionary Results for crucial:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a
           crisis; "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial
           election"; "a crucial issue for women" [syn: crucial,
           important] [ant: noncrucial]
    2: having crucial relevance; "crucial to the case"; "relevant
    3: of the greatest importance; "the all-important subject of
       disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves
       are of the essence" [syn: all-important(a), all
       important(p), crucial, essential, of the essence(p)]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Crucial \Cru"cial\ (kr?"shal), a. [F. crucial, fr. L. crux,
   crucis, cross, torture. See Cross.]
   1. Having the form of a cross; appertaining to a cross;
      cruciform; intersecting; as, crucial ligaments; a crucial
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Severe; trying or searching, as if bringing to the cross;
      decisive; as, a crucial test.
      [1913 Webster]

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