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 for Niche
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Niche \Niche\ (n[i^]ch), n. [F., fr. It. nicchia, prop., a
     shell-like recess in a wall, fr. nicchio a shellfish, mussel,
     fr. L. mytilus.]
     A cavity, hollow, or recess, generally within the thickness
     of a wall, for a statue, bust, or other erect ornament.
     Hence, any similar position, literal or figurative.
     [1913 Webster]
           Images defended from the injuries of the weather by
           niches of stone wherein they are placed. --Evelun.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a position particularly well suited to the person who
           occupies it; "he found his niche in the academic world"
      2: a small concavity [syn: recess, recession, niche,
      3: an enclosure that is set back or indented [syn: recess,
      4: (ecology) the status of an organism within its environment
         and community (affecting its survival as a species) [syn:
         niche, ecological niche]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "niche":
     alcove, asylum, bay, bolt-hole, cache, carrel, concealment, corner,
     cove, cover, covert, coverture, cranny, cubby, cubbyhole, cubicle,
     dark corner, den, dugout, foxhole, funk hole, hideaway, hideout,
     hidey hole, hiding, hiding place, hole, hollow, inglenook, lair,
     nook, oriel, pitchhole, place, position, recess, recession, refuge,
     retreat, roomlet, sanctuary, secret place, slot, snuggery, stash,

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