the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is <the belief that power ultimately rests with the people is the very essence of democracy> Related Words heart
; alpha and omega
Phrases name of the game
the central part or aspect of something under consideration <presented the essence of weeks of testimony in a 20-minute appeal to the jury> Synonyms bottom line
, meat and potatoes
Related Words course
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