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::: promontory - headland
::: infantile - childish; infantlike
::: thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
::: buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
::: philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
::: wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
::: figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: indeterminate - uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
::: bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism