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acme
highest point
apogee
farthest point from the earth in the orbit of a heavenly body
climactic
arranged in order of increasing force and interest
consummate
perfect;superb
eminence
high rank
eminent
standing out;famous
ethereal
of the heavens;airy;delicate
exalt
lift up with joy,pride,etc.
precipice
very steep;cliff
precipitous
steep as a precipice
preeminent
standing out above others;superior
sublimate
redirect the energy of a person's bad impulses into socially and morally higher channels
sublime
elevated;noble;exalted
vertex
farthest point opposite the base, as in a triangle or pyramid
zenith
highest point;culmination
abject
deserving contempt; sunk to a low condition; wretched
abysmal
deep;profound
abyss
bottomless; immeasurably deep space
anticlimax
abrupt decline from the dignified or important to the trivial or ludicrous
chasm
deep breach;wide gap or rift
declivity
downward slope
dregs
most worthless part
earthy
course;low
humble
of low position or condition
humiliate
lower the pride
humility
freedom from pride
menial
low;mean
nadir
lowest point
plumb
get to the bottom of
profound
very deep;deeply felt
ravine
deep,narrow gorge worn by running water
filial
of or like son or daughter
fraternal
of or like a brother
genealogy
a person's family's descent
gentility
good manners
kith and kin
friends and relatives;kindred
maternal
of or like a mother
nepotism
favoritism to relatives by those in power
paternal
of or like a father
progenitor
forefather
progeny
offspring;children;descendants
sibling
one of two or more childrenof a family
aroma
pleasant odor
aromatic
sweet-scented;fragrant
fragrant
having a pleasant odor
fusty
1. stale-smelling;musty;moldy
2. old-fashioned
incense
substance yielding a pleasant odor whaen burned
malodorous
ill-smelling;stinking
noisome
offensive to smell;disguisting
olfactory
pertaining to the sense of smell
pungent
sharp in smell or tast;biting
putrid
stinking from decay
rancid
unpleasant to smell or taste from being spoiled or stale
rank
having a strong, bad odor or taste
reek
emit a strong, disagreeable smell
scent
smell;perfume
scent(v.)
get a suspicion of
unsavory
unpleasant to taste or smell