The Word of the Day comes from Gail Jones' latest novel, "Our Shadows"
noun noun: apotheosis; plural noun: apotheoses
1. the highest point in the development of something; a culmination or climax. "his appearance as Hamlet was the apotheosis of his career" Similar: culmination climax crowning moment peak pinnacle summit zenith apex acme apogee high point highest point height high water mark Opposite: nadir
2. the elevation of someone to divine status. "death spared Pompey the task of having to account for the apotheosis of Caesar"
late 16th century: via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek apotheōsis, from apotheoun ‘make a god of’, from apo ‘from’ + theos ‘god’