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declivity

de·cliv·i·ty

declivity

 
 
pronunciation:
dih klI vih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: declivities
definition: a downward or descending slope. (Cf. acclivity.)
Water cascaded over the sharp declivity in the stream bed.
antonyms:
acclivity
similar words:
decline
derivations: declivitous (adj.), declivitously (adv.)