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protection against something
  • How to Memorize
    • bulwark - defence
  • Analysis

    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 DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsparapet, palisade, bastion,
    Antonymsdeficiency, imperil, infirmity,
  • Example(s)
    1. The newly passed legislation provides citizens with a necessary bulwark against online data theft.

    2. This country’s ingrained democratic principles stand as a bulwark against the potential rise of an authoritarian or totalitarian regime.

    3. We established our base on high ground as the terrain provided a natural bulwark against enemy attacks.