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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

::: obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
::: angular - sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
::: intimidate - frighten; N. intimidation
::: reiterate - repeat
::: cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
::: intolerant - not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
::: nutrient - nourishing substance; ADJ: providing nourishment
::: anarchy - absence of governing body; state of disorder
::: vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
::: intuition - immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning; ADJ. intuitive; V. intuit: know by intuition