Decent - descent

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The word decent is sometimes confused by the spellchecker with the word descent. They sound different. In decent the stress is on the first syllable: 'DEE-s'nt', IPA: /ˈdiː sənt/, whereas in descent the stress is on the second syllable: 'de-SCENT', IPA: /dɪ ˈsɛnt/.

You may want to see the page Dissent - descent - descend.