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  • 1 cavilling — index petulant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 Cavilling — Cavil Cav il (k[a^]v [i^]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caviled} or {Cavilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Caviling} or {Cavilling}.] [L. cavillari to practice jesting, to censure, fr. cavilla bantering jests, sophistry: cf. OF. caviller.] To raise captious and… …

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  • 3 cavilling — noun cavillation …

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  • 4 cavilling — cav·il || kævɪl v. complain, criticize, find fault …

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  • 5 cavilling — a. 1. Captious, censorious, carping, critical, hypercritical, disposed to cavil, given to fault finding. 2. Specious, sophistical, plausible, tricky …

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  • 6 cavilling — adjective see caviling …

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  • 7 Dissent — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Dissent >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 dissent dissent Sgm: N 1 discordance discordance &c.(disagreement) 24 Sgm: N 1 difference diversity of opinion difference diversity of opinion GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 nonconformity… …

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  • 8 cavil — I. /ˈkævəl / (say kavuhl) verb (i) (cavilled or, US, caviled, cavilling or, US, caviling) 1. (sometimes followed by at) to raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault unnecessarily. –noun 2. a trivial and annoying objection …

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  • 9 fault-finding — ♦ n criticism, grumbling, complaining, complaint, carping, quibbling, cavilling, nagging, niggling, hypercriticism FORMAL ultracrepidation COLLOQ. finger pointing, hair splitting, nit picking ≠ praise ♦ adj critical, grumbling, nagging, captious …

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  • 10 Cavil — Cav il (k[a^]v [i^]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caviled} or {Cavilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Caviling} or {Cavilling}.] [L. cavillari to practice jesting, to censure, fr. cavilla bantering jests, sophistry: cf. OF. caviller.] To raise captious and… …

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  • 11 Caviled — Cavil Cav il (k[a^]v [i^]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caviled} or {Cavilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Caviling} or {Cavilling}.] [L. cavillari to practice jesting, to censure, fr. cavilla bantering jests, sophistry: cf. OF. caviller.] To raise captious and… …

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  • 12 Caviling — Cavil Cav il (k[a^]v [i^]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caviled} or {Cavilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Caviling} or {Cavilling}.] [L. cavillari to practice jesting, to censure, fr. cavilla bantering jests, sophistry: cf. OF. caviller.] To raise captious and… …

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  • 13 Cavilled — Cavil Cav il (k[a^]v [i^]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caviled} or {Cavilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Caviling} or {Cavilling}.] [L. cavillari to practice jesting, to censure, fr. cavilla bantering jests, sophistry: cf. OF. caviller.] To raise captious and… …

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  • 14 cavil — verb ( iled or illed; iling or cavilling) Etymology: Latin cavillari to jest, cavil, from cavilla raillery; akin to Latin calvi to deceive more at calumny Date: 1542 intransitive verb to raise trivial and frivolous …

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  • 17 Michael Grant (author) — For others of the same name, see Michael Grant (disambiguation). Michael Grant (21 November 1914 – 4 October 2004) was an English classicist, numismatist, and author of numerous popular books on ancient history. His 1956 translation of Tacitus’s… …

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  • 18 Federalist No. 33 — is an essay by Alexander Hamilton, the thirty third of the Federalist Papers . It was published on January 2, 1788 under the pseudonym Publius, the name under which all the Federalist Papers were published. This is the fourth of seven essays by… …

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  • 19 Bahá'í review — refers to a requirement within the Bahá í Faith, that members of this religion must secure the permission of a Bahá í committee before publishing anything on the faith. The Bahá í community says the review is needed to protect the teachings of… …

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  • 20 History of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1635–1792 — The History of Dedham, Massachusetts began with the first settlers arrival in 1635. The Puritans who built the village on what the Indians called Tiot incorporated the plantation in 1636. They devised a form of government in which almost every… …

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