Having or suggesting a consciousness of high position or authority; authoritative:
Extremely important or essential:
Having dominant or controlling power or influence:
Dominant in importance or influence
Controlling; essential; important
Measured from or referred to a pole:
(Biochemistry) Being a substance that is required for normal functioning but cannot be synthesized by the body and therefore must be included in the diet:
Not important; insignificant or petty.
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