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Indeed, a climate of jealousy, envy, captiousness, with a variety of counterproductive behaviors (e.
Jefferson, supra note 84, at 117-18 (stating clear legislative rules are required to avoid "the caprice of the Speaker or captiousness of the members").
Such an attitude of the scholar, even in the secular framework, echoes the same captiousness that Augustine warns against (OCD 1.