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 for acclivity
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Acclivity \Ac*cliv"i*ty\, n.; pl. Acclivities. [L. acclivitas,
     fr. acclivis, acclivus, ascending; ad + clivus a hill, slope,
     fr. root kli to lean. See Lean.]
     A slope or inclination of the earth, as the side of a hill,
     considered as ascending, in opposition to declivity, or
     descending; an upward slope; ascent.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't
           make it up the rise" [syn: ascent, acclivity, rise,
           raise, climb, upgrade] [ant: declension,
           declination, decline, declivity, descent,
           downslope, fall]

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