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Word of the Day 10/25/16 Apotheosis

Apotheosis (noun)
apotheosis [uh-poth-ee-oh-sis, ap-uh-thee-uh-sis]


noun, plural apotheoses [uh-poth-ee-oh-seez, ap-uh-thee-uh-seez]
1. the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god.
2. the ideal example; epitome; quintessence: This poem is the apotheosis of lyric expression.

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Origin: 1570-80; < Late Latin < Greek. See apo-, theo-, -osis

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