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Remitting

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giving, abating, absolution, absolve, acquittal, authorise, authorize, avoid, bear, behave.
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Correct spelling:
crux
Definition:
The southern cross- name of a constellation of the southern hemisphere.

Synonyms:

noun
crisis
climax, crisis, emergency, exigency, predicament, strait, turning point, critical moment, crucial point, key point.
crunch
trying time.
crux
Crux Australis, crux of the matter, southern cross.
difficulty
arduousness, laboriousness, painfulness, strenuousness.
focus
asymptote, axle, bottleneck, center, core, crossing, epitome, essence, focus, forum, funnel, gathering, heart, hub, intersection, kernel, lodestar, lure, magnet, marrow, meat, nucleus, plenum, polestar, rally, rendezvous, soul, spirit.
meaning
connotation, definition, denotation, description, drift, explanation, gist, implication, indication, intent, interpretation, meaning, message, pith, point, purpose, relevance, significance, subject, tenor, thrust, topic, upshot.
most important part
body, bottom line, core, essence, gist, heart, kernel, matter, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, purport, substance, thrust, meat and potatoes, decisive point.
object
crux, Crux Australis, southern cross.
substance
general meaning, way of it.
Examples of usage:
  1. The sword is the crux of the matter. – The Sword by Frank Quattrocchi
  2. There is the crux of the matter; because He was so like themselves, they did not know Him for what He was. – A Second Coming by Richard Marsh
  3. Now, the crux of the matter is this: is it better for one man to marry and provide for one wife and three children, leaving on the community a floating sisterhood of unattached females, or is it more sane and generous for the Northland Nimrod to marry as many wives as he can comfortably support, and raise up olive- branches to save from extermination the men of the Kogmollycs, the honourable people of the Nunatalmutes? – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  4. I wish the student to get this idea very clearly because this is really the crux of the passage from the Fourth Kingdom into the Fifth. – The Creative Process in the Individual by Thomas Troward
  5. Here is the truth, here is the crux, here is the whole thing in a sentence. – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair

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