VCR 5

Anya Mansell

Guess the Word

Enjoying her ski, Meredith suddenly became afraid as she accelerated down the steep ___________.

The Word

Word and Definition:


Declivity


n. A downward slope; the slope of a hill.


It's adjective form is declivitous.


Roots:


CLIVUS <L. "slope"

[de <L. "away from"]


Synonyms:

Depression

Descent

Declination

Slope


Antonyms:

Plateau

Flatland


Which is Used Incorrectly?

a. She walked along the declivitous beach, watching the water spread over the even sand.

b. The default windows wallpaper displays a slight declivity.

c. The Colorado rockies have very sharp declivities.

d. Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown, and Jill came tumbling down the declivity.