bastion
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(pronounced BAS-chen)

We could actually also sneak this word into the DESIGN SPEAK section because of its original Medieval use describing the projecting architectural portion of a battle fortification. In modern times, however, this word tends to be used to describe a less tangible kind of fortification and more that of a resilient stance or stronghold.

Example: Due to the lax attitude towards accuracy and detail held by both her boss and her colleagues, Jesse was starting to feel that she was the last bastion of quality control within her firm when compiling specifications and construction documents.