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/zenith/ [z.iy1.n.ih0.th]

Definition: the highest point; the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected

Example sentences:

  • She leveraged her newfound power, bringing the country to the zenith of its post-World World II influence in Europe.
  • I have a personal affection for Lincoln’s second inaugural address, and I believe it should be elevated to the zenith of presidential speeches.

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/zoo-plank-ton/ [no ipa available]

Definition: Plankton consisting of small animals and the immature stages of larger animals

Example sentences:

  • Oil and gas was formed around 100 million years ago when tiny marine plants and animals called phytoplankton and zooplankton floated on the sea's surface. They typically eat insects and floating vegetable matter but their diet also includes zooplankton, aquatic insect larvae, and worms.

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