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crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
potable - suitable for drinking; drinkable
pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
extrinsic - external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
extrude - force or push out; thrust out; shape (plastic or metal) by forcing through a die
affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
skiff - small light sailboat or rowboat