Descent synonyms

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A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
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A reducing or being reduced
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(Informal) A heavy, rash investment or speculation
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The vertical distance from a higher to a lower level:
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The act or process of degrading.
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A natural disaster that involves the breakup and downhill flow of rock, mud, water and anything caught in the path.
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The amount of material extending from waist to crotch in a pair of trousers or shorts.
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A downward bend in a path
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A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.
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The tangent of the angle of inclination of a line, or the slope of the tangent line for a curve or surface.
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The action of the verb to fall.
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The act of descending
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The act or process of sinking.
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An act of tumbling; a fall.
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Something mounted; an attachment
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Degree of increase in size, weight, power, etc.
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An escarpment.
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The act or an instance of unlawfully threatening or attempting to injure another.
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The cause of such a fall; a critical blow or error.
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An act of extracting or the condition of being extracted.
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A particular disposition or bent of mind; bias; tendency
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An aggressive entrance into foreign territory; a raid or invasion.
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Direct descent from a particular ancestor; ancestry.
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(Computers) A software program that provides added enhancements over an earlier version.
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(Countable) A beginning or start; a point of origin.
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(Countable) A father, mother and their sons and daughters; also called nuclear family.
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Origin is the start, center or beginning of something or the place where a person comes from.
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Of or pertaining to one's parents, and in particular, the legitimacy of one's birth.
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A line of ancestors; a lineage.
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Any of a number of plants of the crucifer family, as evening stock (Mathiola bicornis), or Virginian stock (Malcomia maritima)
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(Geol., Mining) The downward inclination of a stratum or vein, with reference to a horizontal plane
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The definition of a slump is a sudden decline, or is a long period of decline and loss.
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An increasing or becoming increased
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(Soccer) The goal line
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By extension, the predecessors of a particular item or product.
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A family relationship due to birth, such as that between siblings; contrasted with relationships due to marriage or adoption. (See blood relative, blood relation, by blood.)
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At a given point, the angle between the line connecting this point with the geographical center of the earth and the equatorial plane.
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the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
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An upward slope or incline.
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The state of being abased or humbled; humiliation. [Mid 16th century]
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The act or condition of drooping.
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(Running) The number of steps per minute.
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The lowering of the value of a currency by reducing the amount of valuable metal in the coins.
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A moral fall:
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The falling of large amounts of rubble, earth and stones down the slope of a hill or mountain; avalanche.
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The act by which something subsides.
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An instance, or the act of suddenly plunging downward
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The quantity of such water falling in a specific area within a specific period.
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Advance is defined as a movement forward or an improvement.
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The definition of a grade is a way of rating the quality, worth, rank or order of things or how well someone performed.
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A way in which two or more people behave and are involved with each other
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The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
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The definition of breeding means the producing or raising of young.
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A usually straight extension of one side of an oval racetrack, used to start certain longer races so that the finish line can be kept on a straightaway in front of the stands or clubhouse.
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The act of receiving anything from a source; the act of procuring an effect from a cause, means, or condition, as profits from capital, conclusions or opinions from evidence.
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(Now rare) Descent; the act of descending. [from 15th c.]
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The act of one who dismounts.
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A steep descent or declivity; steep face or edge of a ridge; ground about a fortified place, cut away nearly vertically to prevent hostile approach.
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The definition of a foray is a sudden short attack or move into enemy territory, or is an effort to branch out and try something new.
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The average period (about thirty years) between the birth of one generation and that of the next
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That which passes, flows, or is sent out; the whole quantity sent forth or emitted at one time; as, an issue of bank notes; the daily issue of a newspaper.
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A violent, intense attack
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An attempt, as by a business concern, to lure employees from a competitor
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The definition of an improvement is an increase in value, condition or quality.
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An elevating or being elevated
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In Christianity, the bodily rising of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection.
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The distance between evenly spaced objects, e.g. the teeth of a saw, the turns of a screw thread, or letters in a monospace font.
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The study or investigation of ancestry and family histories.
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Seeds considered as a group:
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A decline to a lower status or level.
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Any of several breeds of sheep having short wool, originally bred in the Downs of southern England.
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A downward slope, esp. in a road
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An exaggerated fall, especially by a hockey player, intended to draw a penalty against an opponent.
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A downward course; a decline:
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The downward part of a swing, as of a golf club
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A downward trend, esp. a financial one
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A downward trend, as in business activity
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A noticeable decrease:
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(Economics) A rapid fall in price or value.
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A sliding wedge or drag used to check the motion of a vehicle by pressure against a wheel
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A relative or family member:
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precede (plural precedes) Brief editorial preface (usually to an article or essay)
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the descendants of one individual
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In the study of stemmatics, a diagram showing the relationship of a text to its manuscripts
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A falling off or away; decline; deterioration
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A downward slope.
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The state or fact of being a son or daughter; relation of a child to its parent
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An abrupt, often ludicrous change from the lofty to the ordinary or trivial in writing or speech; unintentional anticlimax
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