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  • nounmoving down; lowering
  • nounline of ancestry
  • noundeterioration
  • nounassault, attack

synonyms for descent

  • plunge
  • slide
  • coast
  • crash
  • declension
  • declination
  • decline
  • declivity
  • dip
  • downgrade
  • droop
  • drop
  • drop-off
  • fall
  • grade
  • gradient
  • header
  • hill
  • inclination
  • incline
  • landslide
  • precipitation
  • prolapse
  • sag
  • settlement
  • sinking
  • slant
  • slip
  • slope
  • swoop
  • tailspin
  • tumble
  • cave-in
  • coming down
  • falling
  • plummeting
  • plunging
  • sinkage
  • topple
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antonyms for descent

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  • ascent
  • evenness
  • increase
  • level
  • rise
  • ascension
  • elevation
  • improvement
  • upgrade
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    How to use descent in a sentence

    While the competitor goggles performed just fine, Tate and I both preferred the Julbos so much that we bickered at 12,850 feet over who would get to wear them on the descent.
    THESE GOGGLES LET YOU SKI FOG-FREEJOE JACKSONFEBRUARY 12, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
    The descent is a gentle one via the via the South Ridge and Canon Brook Trails, which afford ocean views much of the way.
    THE ULTIMATE ACADIA NATIONAL PARK TRAVEL GUIDEVIRGINIA M. WRIGHTFEBRUARY 8, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
    If you’re in a neutral state of mind, you can recognize the descent into the conspiracy theories, and the inability to acknowledge the facts of the situation.
    “I THINK THIS IS A WAKE-UP CALL”: SEEING A FAMILIAR FACE IN THE CAPITOL RIOTLUKE WINKIEJANUARY 15, 2021VOX
    About three minutes after lifting off, it leveled off at an altitude of about 10,000 to 11,000 feet for almost a minute before a rapid descent to the water in just 14 seconds, according to Flightradar24’s tracking data.
    WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE MISSING BOEING 737 PLANE THAT DISAPPEARED OVER THE JAVA SEACLAIRE ZILLMAN, REPORTERJANUARY 10, 2021FORTUNE
    McClain’s time aboard the ISS spanned from December 2018 to June of 2019, meaning her ascent and descent were both aboard Russia’s Soyuz capsules, as astronauts have gotten to and from space since the Shuttle days.
    ASTRONAUT ANNE MCCLAIN ON DESIGNING AND PILOTING THE NEXT GENERATION OF SPACECRAFTDEVIN COLDEWEYJANUARY 1, 2021TECHCRUNCH
    Venus’ dense atmosphere scatters light more than Earth’s or Mars’ does, blurring the view of the surface until the last few kilometers of descent.
    HOW FUTURE SPACECRAFT MIGHT HANDLE TRICKY LANDINGS ON VENUS OR EUROPALISA GROSSMANDECEMBER 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
    As recently as 2018, only three human beings had ever made the descent, on two different trips more than 50 years apart.
    A JOURNEY TO THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEANS — ALL FIVE OF THEMLUCINDA ROBBDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    The female line of descent was therefore crucial to proving that one was a free person.
    THE ENSLAVED FAMILIES WHO WENT TO COURT TO WIN THEIR FREEDOMALISON LACROIXDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    Born in Switzerland, Billimoria now lives and guides out of Jackson, Wyoming, where he’s tackled multiple first descents through the Tetons and skied the Grand Teton more than a dozen times.
    THESE SKI GUIDES WILL IMPROVE YOUR BACKCOUNTRY GAMEMEGAN MICHELSONDECEMBER 4, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
    Before and after, my friend Mitsu kept talking about what a great ski descent it was.
    SKIING UP AND DOWN MOUNT SHASTABRENDAN LEONARDDECEMBER 3, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
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    WORDS RELATED TO DESCENT

    • ancestor
    • antecedent
    • antecessor
    • blood
    • breed
    • breeding
    • derivation
    • descent
    • extraction
    • forebear
    • forefather
    • foregoer
    • foremother
    • forerunner
    • genealogy
    • heritage
    • house
    • kindred
    • line
    • lineage
    • origin
    • parentage
    • pedigree
    • precursor
    • primogenitor
    • progenitor
    • race
    • source
    • stock
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