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alacricity
cheerful willingness, readiness
volition
will
acclivity
upward slope
acme
highest point
apogee
highest point, farthest point from the earth in the orbit of a heavenly body
consummate
perfect, superb, carried to the highest degree
eminence
high rank
eminent
standing out, famous
ethereal
of the heavens, intangible
exalt
lift up with joy, raise in rank
precipice
very steep or overhanging place, cliff
precipitous
steep as a precipice, hasty, rash
preeminate
standing out above others, superior
sublimate
redeirect the energy of a person's bad impulses into socially and morally higher channels, purify
zenith
highest point, culmination
abject
deserving contempt
abysmal
deep, profound
abyss
botomless depth
declivity
downward sloap
dregs
most worthless part, sediment at the bottom of a liquid
earthy
down-to-earth, realistic
humble
of low position or condition, not proud, courteously respectful
menial
low, mean, suvservient
nadir
lowest point
plumb
get to the bottom of
ravine
deep, narrow gorge worn by running water
consanguinity
blood relationship
filial
of or like a son or daughter
genealogy
a person's or family's descent
gentility
good manners, upper class
kith and kin
friends and relatives
progenitor
forefather
progeny
offspring, children, descendants
fusty
stale-smelling, moldy, old-fashioned
noisome
offensive to smell, disgusting, harmful
pungent
sharp in smell or taste, acrid, biting, stimulating
putrid
stinking frrom decay, corrupt
rancid
unpleasant to smell from being spoiled or stale