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Topic: GEOLOGY

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Dutch
Origin: moeras, from Old French maresc

morass

noun
     
mo‧rass
1 [singular] a complicated and confusing situation that is very difficult to get out of:
We're trying to drag the country out of its economic morass.
morass of
They were stuck in a morass of paperwork.
2 [countable] literarySG a dangerous area of soft wet ground [= marsh]
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