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The answer SOUL is common and appears about once every 250 puzzles.

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SOUL as a noun:

1. (soul, psyche) = the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
2. (person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul) = a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
3. (soul, soulfulness) = deep feeling or emotion
4. the human embodiment of something; "the soul of honor"
5. a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s; "soul was politically significant during the Civil Rights movement"