What is the opposite of inessential?

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Adjective
Opposite of not absolutely necessary
“It is essential for the reader to appreciate how important this argument is.”
Adjective
Opposite of surplus to requirements
“Heavy investment is pouring into the region, providing necessary funds for infrastructure projects and large business developments.”
Adjective
Opposite of trivial or unimportant
Noun
Opposite of an unnecessary thing
“Although working hard and getting the grades in high school is a necessity, I'm going to let you in on a little secret.”
Noun
Opposite of a less significant item or fact
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