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citadel

cit·a·del

citadel

 
pronunciation:
sI t dl [or] sI t del
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fortress built on a high place in or near a city.
The invaders attacked the citadel, but they were easily repelled.
synonyms:
fortress, stronghold
similar words:
bastion, castle, donjon, fort, fortification
definition 2: any center of strength.
The university became a citadel for government dissenters.
synonyms:
bastion, fortification, stronghold
similar words:
bulwark, donjon, rampart