from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A key or basic truth, especially one that is discomforting to acknowledge.
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- n. A true but unwelcome statement.
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- n. an important truth that is unpleasant to acknowledge (as about yourself)
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