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Tuesday Word: Apogee

a·po·gee [ˈapəjē]:
origin: [1500's] Greek; apo= "away from" + gáïos= "of the Earth" or "far away from Earth".

noun (adjective: apogeal, apogean, apogeic)
1. The zenith of an achievement; the apex after building up to a project or event. Antonym: perigee.

2. The farthest point in the orbit of an object (in the cosmos) in comparison to Earth, particularly the distance to the moon.

"Shag carpeting reached the apogee of its popularity in the 1970's, but is now considered outdated." - Merriam Webster
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