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quintessential

adjective [not gradable]    /ˌkwɪn·təˈsen·ʃəl/
representing the most perfect or most typical example of something: a quintessential small town a quintessential athlete quintessentially    /ˌkwɪn·təˈsen·ʃə·li/ adverb [not gradable] She is quintessentially American.
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