Words of The Week: A is for…
apogee, n., highest point; climax, culmination.
apotheosis, n., the elevation of someone to divine status; deification.
arduous, adj., requiring strenuous effort; difficult.
assiduous, adj., showing great care and meticulousness.
fungibility, n., in economics, the property of a commodity whose individual units are interchangeable.
priggish, adj., self-righteously moralistic and superior; sanctimonious.
umbral, adj., shadowed; shaded; ghostly.
Once again, my thanks to the writers who contribute to the WSJ Weekend edition.