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  • "Now, my best of confidantes," said Richard, "I want my cousin Ada to understand that I am not captious, fickle, and wilful about John Jarndyce, but that I have this purpose and reason at my back.

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  • The child is spoiled, captious, and insolent.
  • a captious and satirical nature

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