epitome
[ ih-pit-uh-mee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
via Latin from Greek epitomē, from epitemnein ‘abridge’, from epi ‘in addition’ + temnein ‘to cut’
Synonyms
  • personification
  • embodiment
  • incarnation
  • paragon
  • essence
Antonyms
  • opposite
  • contrast
  • anthesis
Definition
a person or thing that is typical of or possesses to a high degree the features of a whole class
Example
He is the epitome of an ideal child.
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