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captious - faultfinding; too critical
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
rampart - defensive mound of earth
torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
impartial - not biased; fair; N. impartiality
rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
limber - flexible; supple; pliable; V.