That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you.
Where I Discovered It
Bulwark is on those words that I had on a list on my phone. It's likely I found it in a book and didn't have the sense to write exactly where I found it. It's likely been hanging around for a few years too.
- a wall of earth or other material built for defence; rampart.
- any protection against external danger, injury, or annoyance.
- any person or thing giving strong support or encouragement in time of need, danger, or doubt.
An Example Sentence
The Bulwark around the compound crumbled and a small victory was earned that day.
When I read Bulwark I think of crazy. The word gives off a strange beast but not because that's not what it means by definition. I would say it gives off quite a stable definition compared to the craziness it momentarily appears. It would be a different word to use in the case of protection and defence. It's not a word I've really seen much before either. It would be interesting to see it around more.