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Citadel
noun

a strong fortified place; a fortress that commands a city and is used in the control of the inhabitants and in defense during attack or siege

"The general commanded his troops to move back to the citadel so they could regroup and plan how to defend the citizens"
Marauded
adjective

to rove and raid in search of plunder

"The Knights Templar marauded the church for the most important treasure of them all"
Parochial
adjective

of or relating to a church parish

"The parochial alter was the main focus of the church because it was so old"
Autocracy
noun

government in which one person has uncontrolled or unlimited authority over others

"The priest was the leader in the autocracy that was the Puritan community"
Junta
noun

a council or committee for political purposes; a small group leading a country

"The junta sat at the table and discussed the changes that they wished to see in their community and how they were going to put their plan into action"
Insoluble
Adjective

Incapable of being solved or explained

"The student left the insoluble math problem blank until her teacher could answer her questions"
Contention
Noun

A striving in rivalry; competition; contest

"The announcer stated that whoever won the contention would win $5000"
Intimations
Noun

An indirect or slight suggestion, a vague understanding; a hint

"The girls were such good friends that all they needed to say to each other were intimations and the other would understand immediately"
Clamored
Verb

To exclaim insistently and noisily

"The crowd clamored their disapproval when the jury announced their verdict"
Conjured
Verb

To call upon a special force of nature, usually a spirit

"The girls ran to the forest and attempted to conjure the devil"
Calumny
Noun

A false or malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of somebody or something

"The high school students made calumnies about one another, but eventually realized their wrong doings and became friends once more"
Pilgrimage
Noun

A journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion

"The family made their required pilgrimage to Mecca, and then travelled around the Middle East for the next few weeks"
Prodigious
Adjective

Extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc

"The prodigious statement silenced everyone in the room, and fear resonated from wall to wall"
Quail
Verb

To lose heart or courage in difficulty or danger; to shrink back or tremble with fear

"The servant quailed from her master for fear that he would whip her"
Defamation
Noun

False or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another

"She eventually realized the severity of the defamations that she had suffered, so she changed schools with hopes of starting over"
Anarchy
Noun

A state or society without government or law

"The students wished their school's system of government was more like an anarchy because of the freedom it would give them"
Licentious
Adjective

Sexually unrestrained; vulgar

"She was always in trouble because she was too licentious, an attitude that was not tolerated under any circumstances at her Catholic school"
Base
Adjective

Being of comparitively low value and having relatively low priorities; vulgar

"The girl was very base, and she put everything else before her schoolwork, which concerned her teachers and her parents"
Incubi
Noun

An imaginary or evil demon thought to descend upon women in their sleep and have sexual intercourse with them
Succubi
Noun

A female demon thought to descend upon men in their sleep and have sexual intercourse with them