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

  Decisive \De*ci*sive\, a. [Cf. F. d['e]cisif. See Decision.]
     1. Having the power or quality of deciding a question or
        controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy;
        final; conclusive. "A decisive, irrevocable doom."
        --Bates. "Decisive campaign." --Macaulay. "Decisive
        proof." --Hallam.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Marked by promptness and decision.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              A noble instance of this attribute of the decisive
              character.                            --J. Foster.
  
     Syn: Decided; positive; conclusive. See Decided. --
          De*ci"sive*ly, adv. -- De*ci"sive*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  decisive
      adj 1: determining or having the power to determine an outcome;
             "cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive
             influence" [ant: indecisive]
      2: unmistakable; "had a decisive lead in the polls"
      3: characterized by decision and firmness; "an able and decisive
         young woman"; "we needed decisive leadership"; "she gave him
         a decisive answer" [ant: indecisive]
      4: forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis; "a
         critical point in the campaign"; "the critical test" [syn:
         critical, decisive]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  193 Moby Thesaurus words for "decisive":
     absolute, adducible, admissible, admitting no exception, alert,
     all-out, apodictic, apt, assured, assuring, attestative, attestive,
     authentic, authoritative, based on, behind the scenes, bent,
     binding, bound, bound and determined, categorical, causal,
     causative, certain, charged, circumstantial, clear,
     clear and distinct, clear as day, climacteric, committed, complete,
     compulsory, conclusive, constitutive, convictional, convincing,
     critical, crucial, cumulative, damning, decided, decretory,
     dedicated, definite, definitive, determinate, determinative,
     determined, devoted, dictated, documentary, documented, downright,
     earnest, effectual, emergent, entailed, entire, etiological,
     evidential, evidentiary, ex parte, exigent, expeditious, explicit,
     express, eye-witness, factual, final, firsthand, fixed, flat,
     flat-out, formative, founded on, global, grounded on,
     hard-and-fast, hearsay, immediate, imperative, imperious, implicit,
     imposed, impressive, inappealable, incontrovertible, indicative,
     indisputable, ineluctable, inevitable, instant, instantaneous,
     institutive, intent, irrefutable, irresistible, irrevocable,
     kairotic, loaded, mandated, mandatory, masterful, material, must,
     necessary, nuncupative, obligatory, obstinate, occasional,
     originative, out-and-out, outright, overwhelming, peremptory,
     perfect, perfectly sure, persevering, persistent, persuasive,
     pivotal, positive, predestined, predetermined, pregnant, prescript,
     prescriptive, presumptive, probative, prompt, punctual, purposeful,
     quick, ready, relentless, reliable, required, resolute, resolved,
     round, satisfactory, satisfying, self-assured, self-confident,
     serious, set, settled, significant, sincere, single-minded, speedy,
     steadfast, straight, straight-out, suggestive, summary, sure,
     sure-enough, swift, symptomatic, telling, tenacious, total, true,
     ultimate, unambiguous, uncircumscribed, unconditional,
     unconditioned, undoubting, unequivocal, unhampered, unhesitating,
     univocal, unlimited, unmistakable, unmitigated, unqualified,
     unquestioning, unreserved, unrestricted, unswerving, unwaivable,
     unwavering, utter, valid, weighty, whole, wholehearted,
     without appeal, without exception, without reserve
  
  

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