ETYM Cf. French abaissement.
A low or downcast state; SYN. degradation, abjection.
Depriving one of self-esteem
bathos / beɪθɒs /
ETYM Greek bathos depth, from bathys deep.
Triteness or triviality of style.
Appearance of the commonplace in elevated matter.
Anticlimax with humorous effect; spurious pathos; triteness.
In literary theory, sudden descent from the sublime to the ridiculous; when at the end of a passage or sequence, it is a form of anticlimax.
ETYM French descente, from descendre; like vente, from vendre. Related to Descend.
1. A downward slope; SYN. declivity, fall, decline, downslope.
2. A movement downward.
3. The act of changing one's location in a downward direction.
4. The kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors; SYN. line of descent, lineage, filiation.
launch / lɒntʃ /
An open-deck (or half-decked) motorboat.
(Amateur wrestling) Being brought to the mat from a standing position; SYN. take-down