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descent

de·scent

descent

 
 
pronunciation:
dih sent
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of going downward.
On skis, our descent to the bottom of the hill only took a few seconds.
antonyms:
ascent, rise
similar words:
fall
definition 2: a path or passage that slopes downward.
They made their way down a steep descent.
 
antonyms:
ascent
Homophone Note
The words descent and dissent sound alike but have different meanings.
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