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 for nitty-gritty
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  nitty-gritty
      n 1: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some
           idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's
           argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party";
           "the nub of the story" [syn: kernel, substance, core,
           center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and
           soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith,
           sum, nitty-gritty]

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