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

  Declivity \De*cliv"i*ty\, n.; pl. Declivities. [L. declivitas,
     fr. declivis sloping, downhill; de + clivus a slope, a hill;
     akin to clinare to incline: cf. F. d['e]clivit['e]. See
     1. Deviation from a horizontal line; gradual descent of
        surface; inclination downward; slope; -- opposed to
        acclivity, or ascent; the same slope, considered as
        descending, being a declivity, which, considered as
        ascending, is an acclivity.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A descending surface; a sloping place.
        [1913 Webster]
              Commodious declivities and channels for the passage
              of the waters.                        --Derham.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a downward slope or bend [syn: descent, declivity,
           fall, decline, declination, declension,
           downslope] [ant: acclivity, ascent, climb, raise,
           rise, upgrade]

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