1. (n.) The act of rising; motion upward; as, he made a tedious ascent; the ascent of vapors from the earth\.

2. (n.) The way or means by which one ascends.

3. (n.) An eminence, hill, or high place.

4. (n.) The degree of elevation of an object, or the angle it makes with a horizontal line; inclination; rising grade; as, a road has an ascent of five degrees.

Brownian movement Great Leap Forward abruptness access accession acclivity accretion accrual accruement accumulation addition advance advancement aggrandizement airiness amelioration amendment amplification angular motion apotheosis appreciation ascending ascension assumption augmentation axial motion backflowing backing backward motion ballooning beatification bettering betterment bloating boom boost broadening bubbliness buildup buoyancy canonization career climb climbing course crescendo current daintiness deification delicacy descending descent development downiness downward motion drift driftage ebbing edema elevation enhancement enlargement enrichment enshrinement erection escalation ethereality eugenics euthenics exaltation expansion extension flight floatability flood flow fluffiness flux foaminess forward motion frothiness furtherance gain gentleness gossameriness greatening growth gush headway height hike improvement increase increment inflation jump lack of weight leap levitation levity lift lifting lightness melioration mend mending mounting multiplication oblique motion ongoing onrush passage pickup plunging precipitousness preferment productiveness progress progression proliferation promotion radial motion raise raising random motion rearing recovery reflowing refluence reflux regression restoration retrogression revival rise rising rising ground run rush set sideward motion sinking snowballing soaring softness spread steepness sternway stream subsiding surge sursum corda swelling tenderness traject trajet trend tumescence unheaviness up upbeat upbuoying upcast upclimb upgo upgrade upheaval uphill uplift uplifting upping uprearing uprise uprising upsurge upswing upthrow upthrust uptrend upturn upward mobility upward motion verticalness vise volatility waxing weightlessness widening yeastiness


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