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 for germane
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Germane \Ger*mane"\, a. [See German akin, nearly related.]
     Literally, near akin; hence, closely allied; appropriate or
     fitting; relevant.
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           The phrase would be more germane to the matter. --Shak.
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           [An amendment] must be germane.          --Barclay
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: relevant and appropriate; "he asks questions that are
             germane and central to the issue"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  47 Moby Thesaurus words for "germane":
     a propos, ad rem, admissible, affiliated, agnate, akin, allied,
     appertaining, applicable, applying, apposite, appropriate, apropos,
     avuncular, belonging, closely related, cognate, collateral,
     congeneric, consanguine, consanguinean, consanguineous,
     distantly related, enate, foster, german, in point, involving,
     kindred, material, matrilateral, matrilineal, matroclinous,
     novercal, of the blood, patrilateral, patrilineal, patroclinous,
     pertaining, pertinent, related, relevant, sib, sibling,
     to the point, to the purpose, uterine

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