Day-168 (Quintessence)

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Word:
               Quintessence

Status:
               Noun

Meaning:
               Perfect: the essence of something in its purest form: the most typical example or representative of.

Sentences:
1) The Patheon in Greece was comsidered the quistessence of well-proportioned buildings.
2) A selfless desire to help others is the quistessence of the virtue of charity.

Origin:
              Middle English, from Middle French quinte essence, from Medieval Latin quinta essentia which literally means 'fifth element'.

First use:
               15th century

Synonyms:
                acme, beau, ideal, classic, epitome, exemplar

Antonyms:
                imperfect, flawed.

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