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cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
tarry - linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle
sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
traverse - go through or across
rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
remiss - negligent; careless about a duty