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crux



Pronunciation: (kruks), [key]
n.,
pl. crux•es, cru•cesPronunciation: (krOO'sēz). [key]

1. a vital, basic, decisive, or pivotal point: The crux of the trial was his whereabouts at the time of the murder.
2. a cross.
3. something that torments by its puzzling nature; a perplexing difficulty.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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