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The dict-ified word of the day is apotheosis

| source : web1913 | Apotheosis \Ap`o*the"o*sis\ (?; 277), n. pl. {Apotheoses}. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to deify; ? from + ? to deify, ? a god.] 1. The act of elevating a mortal to the rank of, and placing him among, ``the gods;'' deification. 2. Glorification; exaltation. ``The apotheosis of chivalry.'' --Prescott. ``The noisy apotheosis of liberty and machinery.'' --F. Harrison. | source : wn | apotheosis n 1: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal [syn: {ideal}, {paragon}, {nonpareil}, {saint}, {nonesuch}, {nonsuch}] 2: the elevation of a person to the status of a god [syn: {deification}, {exaltation}]

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