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 for gist
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  160 Moby Thesaurus words for "gist":
     affective meaning, axiom, basis, bearing, bench mark, best part,
     better part, body, bulk, burden, cardinal point, case, center,
     chapter, chief thing, climax, coloring, concern, connotation,
     consequence, core, cornerstone, crisis, critical point, crux,
     denotation, direction, distillate, distillation, drift, effect,
     elixir, essence, essential, essential matter, extension, fabric,
     flower, focus, focus of attention, focus of interest, force,
     fundamental, generality, grammatical meaning, gravamen,
     great point, head, heading, heart, high point, hypostasis, idea,
     impact, implication, import, important thing, inner essence,
     intension, issue, kernel, keystone, landmark, lexical meaning,
     literal meaning, living issue, main body, main idea, main point,
     main thing, major part, majority, marrow, mass, material,
     material point, matter, matter in hand, meaning, meat, medium,
     milestone, most, motif, motive, nub, nucleus, nuts and bolts,
     overtone, pertinence, pith, pivot, plurality, point,
     point at issue, point in question, postulate,
     practical consequence, principle, problem, purport, question, quid,
     quiddity, quintessence, range of meaning, real issue, real meaning,
     recap, recapitulation, reference, referent, relation, relevance,
     resume, rubric, run-through, rundown, salient point, sap, scope,
     semantic cluster, semantic field, sense, short, significance,
     signification, significatum, signifie, sine qua non, soul,
     span of meaning, spirit, structural meaning, stuff, subject,
     subject matter, subject of thought, substance, substantive point,
     sum, sum and substance, summary, summation, symbolic meaning,
     tenor, text, the bottom line, the nitty-gritty, the point, theme,
     thrust, topic, totality of associations, transferred meaning,
     turning point, unadorned meaning, undertone, upshot, value

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