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::: abyss - enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
::: buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
::: aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
::: insurgent - rebellious; N.
::: stalemate - deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
::: idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
::: monolithic - solidly uniform; unchangeable; unyielding; N. monolith: large block of stone
::: pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
::: milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
::: sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric