◄ Descent ►

1. (n.) A change of place from higher to lower; as, a descent from a mountaintop\.

2. (n.) Incursion; sudden attack; especially, hostile invasion from sea; -- often followed by upon or on; as, to make a descent upon the enemy.

3. (n.) Progress downward, as in station, virtue, as in station, virtue, and the like, from a higher to a lower state, from a higher to a lower state, from the more to the less important, from the better to the worse, etc.

4. (n.) Derivation, as from an ancestor; procedure by generation; lineage; birth; extraction.

5. (n.) Transmission of an estate by inheritance, usually, but not necessarily, in the descending line; title to inherit an estate by reason of consanguinity.

6. (n.) Inclination downward; a descending way; inclined or sloping surface; declivity; slope; as, a steep descent.

7. (n.) That which is descended; descendants; issue.

8. (n.) A step or remove downward in any scale of gradation; a degree in the scale of genealogy; a generation.

9. (n.) Lowest place; extreme downward place.

10. (n.) A passing from a higher to a lower tone.

Brownian movement Indian file abasement advance affiliation altitude peak angular motion apparentation array articulation ascending ascent automatic control axial motion backflowing backing backset backward motion bank birth blast-off blood bloodline branch breed brood burn burnout buzz career catena catenation ceiling chain chain reaction chaining characterize check children climbing comedown coming after common ancestry communicate concatenation concavity connection consanguinity consecution consecutiveness construe continuation continuity continuum course current cycle de-escalation debasement decadence decadency declension declination decline declivity deflation deformation degeneracy degenerateness degeneration degradation delineate demotion depict depravation depravedness depreciation depression derivation derogation descendants descending describe deterioration detrusion devolution diminution dip direct line discomfiture disgrace distaff side distinguish down downgate downgrade downhill downtrend downturn downward mobility downward motion downward trend drift driftage drone drop ducking dump dying ebb ebbing effeteness elucidate embarrassment end of burning endless belt endless round exemplify explain explicate expound extension extraction fading failing failure failure of nerve fall falling-off family female line file filiation flight flow flux following forward motion fruit gamut gradation grade gradient grandchildren great-grandchildren hang hangdog look hanging hauling down heirs hollowness hostages to fortune house hum humbled pride humiliation ignition illustrate image impact impart incline inheritors interpret involution issue kids lapse launch letdown lift-off limn line line of descent lineage little ones logical sequence loss of tone lowering male line monotone mortification mounting narrate new generation nexus oblique motion offspring ongoing onrush order order of succession origin passage pedigree pendulum periodicity phylum picture plenum plummeting plunging portray posteriority posterity postposition powder train procession progeny progress progression prolongation put-down queue race radial motion random motion range rank recite recount recurrence reduction reflowing refluence reflux regression rehearse render report reticulation retrocession retrogradation retrogression reversal reverse reverse of fortune rise rising rising generation rocket launching rotation round routine row run rush scale seed self-abasement self-abnegation self-diminishment sept sequence


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