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rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
vilify - slander; speak evil of; N. vilification
bicker - quarrel
nurture - nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing
kudos - honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor