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Word: cavil

Definition: quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily


Sentences Containing 'cavil'

The count appeared, dressed with the greatest simplicity, but the most fastidious dandy could have found nothing to cavil at in his toilet.

More Vocab Words

::: ravel - fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
::: repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
::: vex - annoy; distress
::: magistrate - official with power to administer the law
::: botch - mismanage; blow
::: opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
::: polar - of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites
::: rescind - repeal; annul; cancel (a law, decision, or agreement)
::: ineffectual - not effective; not having a desired effect; weak
::: illusory - illusive; deceptive; not real