ac·me |ˈakmē| noun [in sing. ] the point at which someone or something is best, perfect, or most successful : Earl Grey is the acme of oil flavored teas. ORIGIN late 16th cent.: from Greek akmē ‘highest point.’ Until the 18th cent. it was often consciously used as a Greek word and often written in Greek letters.
Working through grief on my own time, and based on a conversation I had this morning, I would like to acknowledge DFW for permanently adding “Bob Hope,” “to demap,” “kertwang,” and the more traditional “strabismic” and “tumescence” to my vocabulary. It is much appreciated.