she is very unhappy even though she is wealthy and privileged. (apex)
a breeze blew through the room, blew curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up toward the frosted wedding-cake of the ceiling, and then rippled over the wine-colored rug, making a shadow on it as wind does on the sea.
figurative language (apex)
building extended families. (apex)
improvements in engineering methods. (apex)