Apogee

Chapter 9; word 1

Definition

  1. n. The point in its orbit when a planet or satellite (usually the moon) is farthest from the earth.
  2. The highest point; culmination; apex.

Synonyms

  • summit
  • peak
  • crest

Antonyms

  • base
  • bottom
  • nadir

Sentences

  1. Right before the apogee of John's basketball career, a scandal about him emerged and no team wanted to recruit him.
  2. In the apogee of the mystery novel, the detective kills the serial killer that he has been tracking throughout the majority of the story.
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