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quintessence

  

      n  
1    the most typical representation of a quality, state, etc.  
2    an extract of a substance containing its principle in its most concentrated form  
3    (in ancient and medieval philosophy) ether, the fifth and highest essence or element after earth, water, air, and fire, which was thought to be the constituent matter of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things  
     (C15: via French from Medieval Latin quinta essentia the fifth essence, translation of Greek pempte ousia)  
   quintessential             adj  
  quintessentially      adv  
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quintessential

  
  
archetypal, definitive, essential, fundamental, prototypical, typical, ultimate  

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! quintessential adj.
Quintessential means representing a perfect or typical example of something.

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