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climax

noun [C]     /ˈklaɪ.mæks/
the most important or exciting point in a story or situation , which usually happens near the end: The climax of the air show was a daring flying display . The election campaign reaches its climax next week . → See also anticlimaxHigher and lower points of achievementSuccess and achievementsFailuresTurning points and deciding moments the highest point of sexual pleasure Sexual intercourse climactic     /klaɪˈmæk.tɪk/ adjective The third movement of the symphony ends in a climactic crescendo (= has a loud and exciting ending ).Exciting and interesting
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