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

  Unessential \Un`es*sen"tial\, a.
     1. Not essential; not of prime importance; not indispensable;
        unimportant. --Addison.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Void of essence, or real being. [R.] --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unessential \Un`es*sen"tial\, n.
     Something not constituting essence, or something which is not
     of absolute necessity; as, forms are among the unessentials
     of religion.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: not basic or fundamental [syn: inessential,
             unessential] [ant: essential]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  99 Moby Thesaurus words for "unessential":
     accessory, accident, accidental, addendum, addition, additional,
     adjunct, adrift, adscititious, adventitious, aleatory, appendage,
     appurtenance, appurtenant, ascititious, auxiliary, back-burner,
     beside the mark, beside the point, beside the question, casual,
     circumstantial, collateral, conditional, contingency, contingent,
     de trop, dinky, dispensable, excess, expendable, expletive, extra,
     extraneous, extrinsic, fortuitous, gratuitous, happenstance,
     immaterial, impertinent, in excess, inadmissible, inapplicable,
     inapposite, inappreciable, inappropriate, incidental, inconsequent,
     inconsequential, inconsiderable, inessential, inferior,
     insignificant, irrelative, irrelevant, little, mere chance, minor,
     minute, needless, negligible, nihil ad rem, nonessential,
     not at issue, not vital, not-self, occasional, off the subject,
     other, out-of-the-way, parenthetical, petit, pleonastic, prolix,
     provisional, redundant, secondary, small, spare, subsidiary,
     superadded, superaddition, supererogatory, superfluous,
     supervenient, supplement, supplemental, supplementary, tautologic,
     tautologous, technical, to spare, uncalled-for, unimpressive,
     unnecessary, unneeded, unnoteworthy, unrequired, verbose

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