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Word: quibble

Definition: minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil


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::: irreproachable - beyond reproach; blameless; impeccable; Ex. irreproachable conduct
::: emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
::: squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
::: shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
::: parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
::: stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
::: scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
::: tutelary - protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
::: retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
::: covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)