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::: citadel - fortress
::: coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
::: plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
::: insensate - without feeling; lacking sense; foolish
::: punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
::: suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress
::: pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
::: decorous - proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
::: withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
::: quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence