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Word of the Day 4/25/14 Cavil

Cavil (verb, noun)
cav·il [kav-uhl]


verb (used without object), cav·iled, cav·il·ing or (especially British) cav·illed, cav·il·ling.
1. to raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault with unnecessarily (usually followed by at or about): He finds something to cavil at in everything I say.

verb (used with object), cav·iled, cav·il·ing or (especially British) cav·illed, cav·il·ling.
2. to oppose by inconsequential, frivolous, or sham objections: to cavil each item of a proposed agenda.

noun
3. a trivial and annoying objection.
4. the raising of such objections.

Synonyms
1. carp, complain, criticize.


Origin: 1540–50; < Latin cavillārī to jeer, scoff, quibble, verbal derivative of cavilla jesting, banter


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penombrelilas
Jun. 25th, 2014 01:40 am (UTC)
~700 words. Firefly ensemble.
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