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An example use of essential in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… so reaching out is essential in this …”
Essential means necessary for existence or survival.
the word essential occurs in english on average 36.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that essential can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;
2) education, science, and technology;