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crucial
used in Hunger Games Book #2 (Catching Fire)

3 uses
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Definition
very important or necessary — often because it determines how something else will turn out
  • But deciding not to run away is a crucial first step.
    Chapter 9 (24% in)
  • They were intended for Twill and her husband because it was understood that, once the uprising began, it would be crucial to get word of it out beyond District 8 if it were to spread and be successful.
    Chapter 10 (44% in)
  • I didn't because I'm no artist and it's so crucial that the pictures are drawn in exact detail.
    Chapter 11 (83% in)

There are no more uses of "crucial" in Hunger Games Book #2 (Catching Fire).

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