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highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development acme , elevation , height , meridian , peak , pinnacle , summit , superlative , tiptop , top
English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000) Alec Guinness , Guinness , Sir Alec Guinness
United States actor who performed with his wife Lynn Fontanne in many stage productions (1893-1977) Alfred Lunt , Lunt
(psychoanalysis) a personality characterized by meticulous neatness and suspicion and reserve; said to be formed in early childhood by fixation during the anal stage of development (usually as a consequence of toilet training) anal personality , anal retentive personality
(psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned anal phase , anal stage
stage of meiosis or mitosis when chromosomes move toward opposite ends of the nuclear spindle anaphase
organ in its earliest stage of development; the foundation for subsequent development anlage , primordium
final climactic stage apogee , culmination
part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain) apron , forestage , proscenium
theater arranged with seats around at least three sides of the stage arena theater , theater in the round
stage of arteriosclerosis involving closure of blood vessels arteriosclerosis obliterans
stage comment aside
line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage aside
stage direction aside , enter , exeunt , exit , reenter
stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls atherosclerosis , coronary artery disease
arrival at a new stage attainment
early stage of growth or development babyhood , early childhood , infancy
scenery hung at back of stage backcloth , backdrop , background
curtain at rear of stage backdrop
relating to the area behind a stage backstage
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