Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
perseverance
(of a place) uninhabited and giving an impression of bleak emptiness.
desolate
A facial expression, often ugly or contorted, that indicates disapproval, pain, etc.
grimanced
A movement or position of the hand, arm, body, head, or face that is expressive of an idea, opinion, emotion, etc.
gestured
An uninterrupted space or area; a wide extent of anything:
expanse
Suffocating; oppressively close:
stifling
To drive or force out or away; discharge or eject:
expelling
To make hollow by removing the inner part; make a hole or cavity in; form into a hollow, as by digging:
excavated
Completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd; senseless; utterly foolish:
preposterous
Dexterous; nimble; skillful; clever:
deftly
The border or outer boundary of a two-dimensional figure.
perimeter
Desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance.
forlorn
Insufficiency or shortness of supply; dearth.
scarcity
Of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or suitable or intended for young persons:
juvenile
A small peg or plug for stopping the vent of a cask.
spigot