VCR Presentation 5
A downward slope; the slope of a hill.
- a downward inclination
- a descending slope
Origin and Roots
- clivus <L. "slope"
- de <L. "away from"
- originated around 1605-1615
- from Latin declivitas
Choose the letter of the sentence in which the word in bold-faced type is used incorrectly.
b. The declivities of Tuckerman Ravine are extremely steep, and anyone who skis there must be experienced and prepared for the harsh geographical conditions.
c. Tom, only being a few years old, struggled to go up the sand dune because he was not used to the declivity and was scared to go to the top.
d. Miranda wishes to live on the declivity of the mountain, as oppose to living in the valley where the land is level and boring in her opinion.