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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

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::: disquietude - uneasiness; anxiety; V. disquiet: make anxious
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