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  Definition of descent
  1. the act of changing your location in a downward direction
  2. properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins"
  3. a movement downward
  4. the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
  5. a downward slope or bend
  6. the kinship relation between an individual and the individual''s progenitors
Similar Words: origin, extraction, lineage, line, line of descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, parentage, stemma, stock, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope, filiation

 

Hyponyms: abseil, jump, parachuting, dive, nose dive, swoop, crash dive, drop, flop, collapse, full blood, fall, lightening, set, shower, cascade, sinking, slide, family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry, breed, side, downhill, steep, bilateral descent, unilateral descent

 

Derivational Morphology: descend, fall, go down, come down, rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent, derive, come, decline, filiate

 

Anagrams: scented

 

 
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