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epitome

e·pit·o·me

epitome

 
pronunciation:
ih pI t mi
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person, thing, or action that represents the essence, or serves as the purest example, of some quality or type.
He is the epitome of rudeness.
similar words:
apotheosis, crown, ideal, personification
definition 2: a brief summary that gives the essence of a longer work.
similar words:
outline
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derivations: epitomic (adj.), epitomical (adj.)
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