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acclivity

ac·cliv·i·ty

acclivity

 
 
pronunciation:
klI vih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: acclivities
definition: a rising slope. (Cf. declivity.)
Where the acclivity is too steep, there is not enough soil for trees to grow.
antonyms:
declivity
similar words:
ascent, bank
derivation: acclivitous (adj.)