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The Senate can’t consider “extraneous” provisions requiring any proposals to alter federal spending or taxes in ways that are more than incidental to other policy aims, among other tests.
THE $3.5 TRILLION BUDGET BILL COULD TRANSFORM THE US POWER SECTOR—AND SLASH CLIMATE POLLUTIONJAMES TEMPLEAUGUST 23, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
In addition, this pick comes with side hooks and a slatted shelf, which will let extraneous bits of soil just fall away to the ground, minimal cleanup required.
THE BEST POTTING BENCH TO MAKE GARDENING FUN AND EASYIRENA COLLAKUJULY 22, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
They don’t want to go participate in any extraneous activities, and he was totally fine going to work.
PEACOCK'S DR. DEATH IS BASED ON A CHILLING TRUE CRIME PODCAST ABOUT A MURDEROUS SURGEON. HERE'S WHAT TO KNOWMAHITA GAJANANJULY 16, 2021TIME
Running the 62-second recording through commercially available software, he lifted out the extraneous to isolate the specific, especially voices.
MINNEAPOLIS POLICE WERE CLEARED IN THE 2013 KILLING OF TERRANCE FRANKLIN. A VIDEO COMPLICATES THE STORY—AND NOW THE CASE MAY BE REOPENEDJOSIAH BATESJUNE 25, 2021TIME
Effective science communication always involves pruning out extraneous details, and that pruning process is inherently subjective.
THE COMPLICATED LINK BETWEEN SLEEP AND INJURYALEX HUTCHINSONAPRIL 16, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
There were no more italics, no more extraneous highlights or swoops, and the bun was now a burnt orange.
FAST FOOD’S RETRO GLOW-UPJAYA SAXENAMARCH 25, 2021EATER
Republicans will surely focus on supposedly extraneous spending in the bill — an effort that has begun to pick up steam.
THE GOP MIGHT OPPOSE ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR BILLS IN DECADES. HOW RISKY IS THAT?AARON BLAKEFEBRUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It was tightly clasped, and its boards were warped by having for years been obliged to embrace a number of extraneous sheets.
A THIN GHOST AND OTHERSM. R. (MONTAGUE RHODES) JAMES
There were practically no burgesses extraneous to the Merchant Gild, though there were often Gildsmen who were not burgesses.
THE INFLUENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH GILDSFRANCIS AIDEN HIBBERT
We saw, also, how there grew up a large class extraneous to the privileged Merchant Gild.
THE INFLUENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH GILDSFRANCIS AIDEN HIBBERT
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WORDS RELATED TO EXTRANEOUS

  • deadwood
  • dispensable
  • excess baggage
  • excessive
  • expendable
  • extraneous
  • inessential
  • insignificant
  • peripheral
  • petty
  • superfluous
  • trivial
  • unimportant
  • unnecessary
  • bracketed
  • by the way
  • episodic
  • explanatory
  • extraneous
  • extrinsic
  • in parenthesis
  • incidental
  • inserted
  • intermediate
  • qualifying
  • related
  • subordinate
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