morass


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a usually low-lying area of soft waterlogged ground and standing water

something that is intricately and often bewilderingly complex

Synonyms for morass

a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

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At present it is too early to judge - Perrault's impulsive geste architectural will only find its real meaning and identity once the surrounding morass of the Tolbiac neighbourhood has been slowly coaxed and coalesced into some kind of permanent form.
Baker stumbles into the hip-hop cultural phenomenon by accident, it seems, at a 1992 Unity Weekend program in Philadelphia while on another literary quest, and is propelled headlong into this African-American cultural morass only to emerge a different, broader scholar.
Any one who has attempted to decipher the morass of statutory, regulatory, and adjudicatory materials that constitute the "law" of sales and use taxation in any state will immediately appreciate the enormous amount of work that has gone into preparing the Sales and Use Tax Desk Book as well as the valuable service it provides to practitioners in the area.
After careful study, PARC determined that the Cockpit country - characterized by steep forbidding Karst limestone hills and valleys riddled with sinkholes - and the lower Black River Morass have a greater biodiversity and are in more urgent need of protection.
Just as you finally put the Hydra to rest, the No-Molar Morass spreads out in all directions.
There is but one issue that matters now and that is that Mark Hurd and the company have every opportunity to move beyond and above the current morass.
And, as in Iowa before it, the legislation has engulfed the state in a legal morass.
Chances are that the deepening morass in Mesopotamia will discredit anything that savors of nationalism, to the benefit of the UN-centered internationalist approach championed by the first President Bush.
Some diets are nutritionally sound on paper, but they effectively tell the dieter what to eat and when, according to someone else's rules--and human nature, complete with its changeable tastes, cravings, and moods, will sooner or later resist the morass of tangled rules and regulations.
Pretending that it is, even potentially, an opposition party is a morass in which large parts of what passes for the left in America has allowed itself to be trapped for generations.
Moffatt's worst photographs, on the other hand, include her two recent series, "Fourth," 2001, pseudopainterly portraits printed on canvas of athlete losers, conceived in the wake of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and "Invocations," 2000, a fluorescent-ink, overheated morass of swirling witches, lost children, and B-grade art-house movie starlets falling through the aesthetic safety net.
The first years of the program were a morass of infighting, failed launches, and neglect.
Novice or old pro, executive or production line worker--each can sink imperceptibly into a morass of negativism.
Their bond is deep, and they have found mutual understanding amid a morass of confusion.
While Ricky hopes to escape the desolation around him with a sports scholarship to USC, Doughboy is getting lost in a deepening morass of booze, violence, and crime.