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synonyms for crux

  • bottom line
  • core
  • essence
  • gist
  • nub
  • body
  • heart
  • kernel
  • matter
  • meat
  • nitty-gritty
  • pith
  • purport
  • substance
  • thrust
  • decisive point
  • meat and potatoes
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antonyms for crux

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  • exterior
  • outside
  • exteriority
  • nothing
  • nothingness
  • trivia
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How to use crux in a sentence

In keeping with the expert consensus on decarbonization, the crux of China’s odyssey is electrifying its economy as much as possible, from switching to electric vehicles to using electricity instead of coal for some industrial production.
CHINA’S COMMITMENT TO BECOME CARBON NEUTRAL BY 2060, EXPLAINEDLILI PIKESEPTEMBER 25, 2020VOX
That’s the crux of Mulan, in which our heroine realizes, through pretending to be a perfect bride and pretending to be a perfect soldier and failing at both, that gender is ultimately performative.
TOWARD A QUEER DISNEY CANONEMILY VANDERWERFFSEPTEMBER 4, 2020VOX
That’s the whole crux of the fight that’s happening right now with Tik Tok.
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The crux of this issue is in transitioning away from the view that work gives life meaning and life is about using work to survive, towards a view of living a life that itself is fulfilling and meaningful.
THE GLOBAL WORK CRISIS: AUTOMATION, THE CASE AGAINST JOBS, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT ITPETER XINGAUGUST 6, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
It seems like the neighbor cells are the crux, in addition to the encoding neurons themselves, the team explained.
TOWARDS ‘ETERNAL SUNSHINE’? NEW LINKS FOUND BETWEEN MEMORY AND EMOTIONSHELLY FANJULY 28, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
The very word (crux) was used among them as a curse, especially in the form ad (malam) crucem.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
Ah, that was it—that was the crux of the whole matter; and he remembered now that never once had she reproached him with that.
KATHARINE FRENSHAMBEATRICE HARRADEN
Priests are portrayed in adoration of the crux ansata before phallic monuments.
THE SEX WORSHIP AND SYMBOLISM OF PRIMITIVE RACESSANGER BROWN, II
Every Sunday morning proved the crux of her experience, and Mrs. Caukins' nerves were correspondingly shaken.
FLAMSTED QUARRIESMARY E. WALLER
The crux of the whole matter is not exhaustion, but a loss of control over the nervous forces.
NERVOUS BREAKDOWNS AND HOW TO AVOID THEMCHARLES DAVID MUSGROVE
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WORDS RELATED TO CRUX

  • adversity
  • anguish
  • calamity
  • cross
  • crux
  • depression
  • difficulty
  • disease
  • disorder
  • distress
  • grief
  • hardship
  • illness
  • infirmity
  • misery
  • misfortune
  • ordeal
  • pain
  • plague
  • plight
  • scourge
  • sickness
  • sorrow
  • suffering
  • torment
  • trial
  • tribulation
  • trouble
  • woe
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