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acclivity
an upward slope
apogee
furthest point in orbit of something
pedigree
closest point in orbit of something
consummate
completion
ethereal
delicate, HEAVENLY, CELESTIAL
precipitous
extremely steep
sublimate
to transcend; to redirect a bad impulse into a positive action
sublime
inspiring awe; impressive
abject
despicable; cowardice; CONTEMPTUOUS; wretched; lowest degree
chasm
a deep opening in the earth; gorge; RIFT
declivity
a downward slope
dregs
the least desireable portion
menial
appropriate for a servant; SERVILE
nadir
the lowest point
filial
of or befitting a son or daughter
gentility
the condition of being born to the gentry; having good manners
nepotism
favoritism shown toward relatives
progenitor
a direct ancestor
progeny
offspring or descendents
malodorous
a bad odor; FETID
noisome
offensive; foul; NOXIOUS`
pungent
having a sharp, ACRID taste or smell
putrid
decomposed and foul-smelling
olfactory
of or relating to the sense of smell
rancid
having a disagreeable odor of decomposing oils or fats
antedeiluvian
extremely old and antiquated
callow
lacking experience; immature
crone
an old woman; hag
hoary
gray or white with age
inveterate
firmly and long established; HABITUAL
posthumous
occuring or continuing after ones death
nonage
a period of immaturity
primordial
being or happening first in a sequence of time
peurile
immature; childish