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germane - vocabulary

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adjective

Significantly or closely related, relevant, pertinent.

Quotes from Mao, Castro, and Che Guevara . . . are as germane to our highly technological, computerized society as a stagecoach on a jet runway at Kennedy airport.

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Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.

—Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals (1971)

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