essential or primarythe fundamental principles of democracy
a central part of government policy
It is time to go back to first principles.
Political stability is a prime concern.
Is your journey really necessary?
Please make all the necessary arrangements.
It is absolutely essential that we find this man quickly.
our primary needs of air, food and water
a blockade which could cut off vital oil and gas supplies
the radical differences between them
Their principal concern is that of winning the next election.
The cardinal rule is to do everything you can to satisfy the customer.
Rituals form an integral part of any human society.
She was becoming indispensable to him.
Diamonds have little intrinsic value.
basicThe two leaders have very fundamental differences.
shortages of even the most basic foodstuffs
Two essential elements must be proven: motive and opportunity.
To stop a problem you have to understand its underlying causes.
The history of Russia is an organic part of European history.
Literacy now includes elementary computer skills.
He had only a rudimentary knowledge of French.
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in the sense of cardinal
fundamentally importantThe cardinal rule is to do everything you can to satisfy the customer.
in the sense of elementary
involving only the most basic principles of a subjectLiteracy now includes elementary computer skills.
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