Advanced and Proficiency Vocabulary for Exams(e.g.GRE, Banks, Civil Services, SAT / LSAT). For IELTS/TOEFL, and everyday spoken vocabulary, go to our Spoken Vocabulary Database.
A ‘bulwark’ in a literal sense is a solid wall-like structure built for protection or defence. It is more commonly used in a figurative sense to refer to something that offers strong fortification or support against something dangerous or unpleasant. Often encountered in relation to politics or legal matters.
|Exam DB||Spoken DB||Other|
|Synonyms||parapet, palisade, bastion,|
|Antonyms||deficiency, imperil, infirmity,|
The newly passed legislation provides citizens with a necessary bulwark against online data theft.
This country’s ingrained democratic principles stand as a bulwark against the potential rise of an authoritarian or totalitarian regime.
We established our base on high ground as the terrain provided a natural bulwark against enemy attacks.