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citadel - fortress
archaic - antiquated; no longer used; belonging to the past; N.
idyllic - charmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
frantic - wild; distraught as from fear or worry; Ex. frantic with fear
disparate - basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
tatter - torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes