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That cannot be escaped or avoided; inevitable
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  1. That cannot be escaped or avoided; inevitable
  2. Impossible to escape or avoid; inevitable:
Close at hand; near:
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  1. Close at hand; near:
  2. Acting or occurring without the interposition of another agency or object; direct:
  3. Occurring at once; happening without delay:
(Med.) Having the form of a cross
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  1. (Med.) Having the form of a cross
  2. Vital to the resolution of a crisis or the determination of an outcome:
  3. Extremely significant or important:
Drivingly forceful:
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  1. Drivingly forceful:
  2. Irresistibly or keenly interesting, attractive, etc.; captivating
  3. Urgently requiring attention:
Having or showing the ability of a master; expert; skillful; masterly
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  1. Having or showing the ability of a master; expert; skillful; masterly
  2. Acting or capable of acting as a master or leader, especially in being domineering or imperious:
  3. Having or showing the qualities of a master vis-a-vis a dependent or subordinate; authoritative; domineering.
Having authority; controlling or dominating
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  1. Having authority; controlling or dominating
  2. Controlling or dominating by position
  3. Impressively dominant.
Being an animal that occupies the highest position in a social hierarchy and has the greatest access to resources such as food and a mate or mates. Social dominance is gained and maintained through factors such as size and aggressiveness.
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  1. Being an animal that occupies the highest position in a social hierarchy and has the greatest access to resources such as food and a mate or mates. Social dominance is gained and maintained through factors such as size and aggressiveness.
  2. Tending to be stronger than its counterpart or used for the most important tasks or in the most pressing situations:
  3. Most abundant or conspicuous; predominant:
Of the utmost seriousness or importance
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  1. Of the utmost seriousness or importance
  2. Characterized by intense emotion; passionate:
  3. Marked by flames or intense heat:
That demands action or attention.
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  1. That demands action or attention.
  2. That deserves rebuke or censure.
  3. Abominable; reprehensible:
Warning of or having dreadful or terrible consequences; calamitous:
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  1. Warning of or having dreadful or terrible consequences; calamitous:
  2. Calling for quick action; urgent
  3. Arousing terror or causing extreme distress; dreadful; terrible
Rising above a surrounding medium, especially a fluid.
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  1. Rising above a surrounding medium, especially a fluid.
  2. Relating to an exceptionally tall tree whose crown extends well above the level of the upper canopy.
  3. Rooted below a body of water or in an area that is periodically submerged but extending above the water level. Used of aquatic plants such as cattails, rushes, or cord grass.
Requiring immediate action; pressing:
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  1. Requiring immediate action; pressing:
  2. Calling for immediate action or attention; urgent; critical
  3. Having or making urgent demands; demanding:
Quickly and easily resolved or determined:
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  1. Quickly and easily resolved or determined:
  2. Occurring at once; immediate:
  3. (Archaic) Urgent; pressing
Demanding immediate attention; urgent:
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  1. Demanding immediate attention; urgent:
  2. Very earnest or insistent:
  3. Persistent in request or demand; insistent
Compelling immediate action or attention; pressing.
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  1. Compelling immediate action or attention; pressing.
  2. Conveying a sense of pressing importance:
  3. Calling for haste, immediate action, etc.; grave; pressing
That must be done, undergone, etc.; obligatory; required
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  1. That must be done, undergone, etc.; obligatory; required
  2. Compelled, mandated, obligatory, or required, especially if by legal process or a statute. Compelled, mandated, obligatory, or required, especially if by legal process or a statute.
  3. Obligatory; required:
Of, having the nature of, or containing a mandate.
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  1. Of, having the nature of, or containing a mandate.
  2. Required or commanded by authority; obligatory:
  3. Authoritatively commanded or required; obligatory
Required by obligation, compulsion, or convention:
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  1. Required by obligation, compulsion, or convention:
  2. Needed or required:
  3. Logically inevitable:
Required as part of a routine course of action or cultural expectation; predictable:
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  1. Required as part of a routine course of action or cultural expectation; predictable:
  2. Of the nature of an obligation; compulsory:
  3. Legally, morally, or socially binding; constituting, or having the nature of, an obligation; required
Needed; essential:
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  1. Needed; essential:
  2. Obligatory:
Required; essential.
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  1. Required; essential.
  2. Required, as by circumstances; necessary for some purpose; indispensable
Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.
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  1. Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.
  2. Anything one has to bear or put up with; heavy load, as of work, duty, responsibility, or sorrow
  3. In property law, anything that encumbers or restrict the use or value of land, such as an easement, restrictive covenant, or zoning ordinance. The burden indefinitely binds the current and all future owners until it is extinguished, so it is the land, and the landowner, that is burdened by the encumbrance or restriction. See estate.
The formal allegation, contained in an indictment, information, or presentment, that a person committed a specific crime.
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  1. The formal allegation, contained in an indictment, information, or presentment, that a person committed a specific crime.
  2. The maximum or necessary quantity, as of fuel, that a container or apparatus is built to hold; also, the actual quantity held
  3. Care; custody:
Official consignment by court order of a person as to prison or a mental hospital
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  1. Official consignment by court order of a person as to prison or a mental hospital
  2. A financial liability undertaken, as an agreement to buy or sell securities
  3. An order, especially one from a court, directing that a person be taken to and placed in the care or custody of a hospital, mental health facility, prison, or similar institution.
A measure of efficiency expressed as the amount of work done per unit of energy used.
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  1. A measure of efficiency expressed as the amount of work done per unit of energy used.
  2. The application of something for a purpose; use:
  3. A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract. A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract.
The unfermented or fermenting juice expressed from fruit, especially grapes.
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  1. The unfermented or fermenting juice expressed from fruit, especially grapes.
  2. A state of frenzy in animals, esp. in the male elephant, usually associated with sexual heat
  3. Something that is absolutely required or indispensable:
Necessity or obligation created by some situation
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  1. Necessity or obligation created by some situation
  2. A lack of something useful, required, or desired
  3. A condition or situation in which something must be supplied in order for a certain condition to be maintained or a desired state to be achieved:
The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty:
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  1. The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty:
  2. (Law) An agreement or duty by which one person (the obligor) is legally bound to make payment or perform services for the benefit of another (the obligee)
  3. A binding, formal arrangement or an agreement to a liability to pay a specified amount or to do a certain thing for a person or group of persons. See also duty and liability.
Something for which one is responsible; a duty, obligation, or burden.
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  1. Something for which one is responsible; a duty, obligation, or burden.
  2. (Military) The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
  3. The liability for an act and the obligation to repair any damage caused by that act; in criminal law, a person’s mental capacity to understand and answer in court for her or his actions; guilt. See also competent and capacity. The liability for an act and the obligation to repair any damage caused by that act; in criminal law, a person’s mental capacity to understand and answer in court for her or his actions; guilt. See also competent and capacity.
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