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Word of the Day – 4/5/2011

Posted by ccasc on April 5, 2011

Apotheosis
[uh-poth-ee-oh-sis; ap-uh-thee-uh-sis](n.)
the ideal example; epitome; quintessence.

From the Greek apotheoun, meaning “deify, make (someone) a god.”

“Terrible and sublime thought, that every moment is supreme for some man or woman, every hour the apotheosis of some passion.”

~Gloria Steinem

 

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