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cavil-verb [kav-uhl]
1. to raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault with unnecessarily (usually fol. by at or about): He finds something to cavil at in everything I say.
2. to oppose by inconsequential, frivolous, or sham objections: to cavil each item of a proposed agenda.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cavil

The constant caviling on her part ensured that nothing that was proposed was accomplished, or even decided on.
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