Ascent and Declension


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Ascent noun – An upward slope.
Usage example: we'd reached the final ascent of the trail to the summit

Declension is an antonym for ascent.
Nearby Words: ascend, ascendant, ascending, ascension, ascender
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Declension noun – A change to a lower state or level.
Usage example: a declension in her acting career from leading roles to cameos eventually

Ascent is an antonym for declension.
Nearby Word: declensional
Antonyms for Declension
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Declension or Ascent. 2016. Accessed April 10, 2020.

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