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 for apotheosis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apotheosis \Ap`o*the"o*sis\ ([a^]p`[-o]*th[=e]"[-o]*s[i^]s;
     277), n. pl. Apotheoses ([a^]p`[-o]*th[=e]"[-o]*s[=e]z).
     [L., fr. Gr. 'apoqe`wsis, fr. 'apoqewy^n to deify; 'apo` from
     + qewy^n to deify, qeo`s a god.]
     1. The act of elevating a mortal to the rank of, and placing
        him among, "the gods;" deification.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Glorification; exaltation. "The apotheosis of chivalry."
        --Prescott. "The noisy apotheosis of liberty and
        machinery." --F. Harrison.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no
           equal [syn: ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint,
           apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch]
      2: the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god) [syn:
         deification, exaltation, apotheosis]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  111 Moby Thesaurus words for "apotheosis":
     accolade, acme, admiration, adoration, adulation, aggrandizement,
     appreciation, approbation, approval, ascension, ascent, assumption,
     awe, beatification, beau ideal, bepraisement, best type,
     breathless adoration, canonization, congratulation, consideration,
     courtesy, culmination, cynosure, deference, deification,
     dignification, duty, ego ideal, elevation, eloge, embodiment,
     encomium, ennoblement, enshrinement, enthronement, epitome,
     erection, escalation, esteem, estimation, eulogium, eulogy,
     exaggerated respect, exaltation, excessive praise, favor,
     fetishization, flattery, gathering, glorification, glory,
     great respect, height, hero, hero worship, high regard, homage,
     hommage, honor, ideal, idolatry, idolization, idolizing,
     immortalization, kudos, last word, laud, laudation, lifting,
     lionization, lionizing, magnification, meed of praise, mirror,
     overpraise, paean, panegyric, paragon, peak, praise, prestige,
     quintessence, raising, rearing, regard, respect, resurrection,
     reverence, reverential regard, sainting, sanctification,
     shining example, summit, sursum corda, the Ascension,
     the Assumption, translation, tribute, ultimate, upbuoying, upcast,
     upheaval, uplift, uplifting, upping, uprearing, upthrow, upthrust,
     veneration, worship

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