Nadir

nadir [ NEY-der, NEY-deer ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. the lowest possible point; extreme despair or adversity
2. the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and diametrically opposite the zenith.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Relations between Iran and the USA reached their nadir when 66 US diplomats were taken hostage by Islamic militants in 1979.

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