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What is the opposite of descent?

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Noun
Opposite of a downward or declining slope or surface
“Just below it leaned a tottering crag that would have toppled, starting an avalanche on an acclivity where no sliding mass could stop.”
Noun
Opposite of an act of dropping or falling downwards
“The ascent into space begins, first slowly, and then rapidly as the tremendous force of the rocket engines pushes the payload faster and faster.”
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Opposite of an act of moving downwards deliberately
“People continued to think of the climb to the top of Mount Everest as the greatest feat of human ability.”
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Opposite of a state of decline or degeneration
“In the struggle which followed Temür's death, we find almost all the political actors who had played a part in his rise to power and his early rule.”
Noun
Opposite of the origin or background of a person in terms of family or nationality
“In those days, I never went anywhere without my trusty camera, so I even recorded it for posterity.”
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Opposite of a sudden violent attack, especially by an army or group
“Evidently, the sudden retreat fatigued the troops as well as discouraged them.”
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Opposite of a deterioration or worsening in condition, structure or quality
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Opposite of one's family or ethnic descent
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Opposite of a fierce or destructive attack
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Opposite of a sudden severe or prolonged fall in the price, value, or amount of something
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Opposite of a sudden or irregular incursion in border warfare
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Opposite of an intensive or sudden military attack
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Opposite of one's family or ethnic descent
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Opposite of an instance of coming or bringing something to land, either from the air or from water
Noun
Opposite of a significant or total loss of power, prosperity, or status
“A notable businessman, who started off as an ordinary salesman, told me that he put his success down to that one little trick for breaking the ice with his customers.”
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Opposite of a rapid surprise attack on an enemy by troops, aircraft, or other armed forces
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Opposite of the act or state of worsening or making or getting worse
“This plan package has curbed the sharp decline of the economy, steadied investor and consumer confidence, and promoted the stable recovery of the economy.”
Noun
(commonly "beginnings") Opposite of one's background or early years
“However, as he abandons his security and determines to live with authenticity as a goal, his future is promising.”
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