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essential
used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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necessary or important or relating to the basic nature of something
  • I reasoned that a pig's organs included the lungs, heart and liver, so if Mrs. Cullinan was walking around without those essentials, it explained why she drank alcohol out of unmarked bottles.
    p. 106.7

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