The weather in JUNE is the epitome of spring.
Using string to try and mend a bent dagger is the epitome of stinginess.
the essence of something. Pure pleasure! Pure blood! Pure honor!
the simple kind of X as opposed to the complicated kind (not rude). Also, simple-minded, mouth-breathing person (pretty rude).
GOLD is a dull metal (compared to steel), but STRING is the epitome of knitting.