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cli·max

climax

 
 
pronunciation:
klaI maeks
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the most exciting or interesting point in a series of events.
The climax of his life as a swimmer was setting a world record.
synonyms:
height, peak, zenith
similar words:
meridian, prime, summit, vertex
definition 2: the point at which a conflict reaches a crisis in a work of literature.
At the story's climax, the boy must either help his friend or let him down.
similar words:
crisis
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