GRE Word List

CAVIL

quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily

The meaning of the word cavil is quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily.

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novastar that suddenly becomes much brighter and then returns to its original brightness
ascendancycontrolling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
incubusburden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
pinelong for; yearn; languish from longing or grief; decline
grislyghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
hysteriaexcessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
hackneyedcommonplace; trite
fraughtfilled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight