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Word of the Day: Downswing

 downswing
Definition: (noun) A downward trend in business activity, birth rate, etc.
Origin First known use in 1895-1900 ; down+swing
Synonyms: worsening, downspin, downturn
Antonyms : improvement, ascent, rise, increase
Usage: Panicked investors scrambled to secure their assets as the market took a severe downswing for the third time in a month.