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apex

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1 the highest part or point
  • She reached the apex of fame, only to find it wasn't what she expected.
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2 the last and usually sharp or tapering part of something long and narrow
  • the apex of the spear
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summit, peak, pinnacle, climax, apex, acme, culmination mean the highest point attained or attainable. summit implies the topmost level attainable.
    • at the summit of the Victorian social scene
peak suggests the highest among other high points.
    • an artist working at the peak of her powers
pinnacle suggests a dizzying and often insecure height.
    • the pinnacle of worldly success
climax implies the highest point in an ascending series.
    • the war was the climax to a series of hostile actions
apex implies the point where all ascending lines converge.
    • the apex of Dutch culture
acme implies a level of quality representing the perfection of a thing.
    • a statue that was once deemed the acme of beauty
culmination suggests the outcome of a growth or development representing an attained objective.
    • the culmination of years of effort

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