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quack
a person who pretends to be someone else or have a skill
In Catch Me If You Can Leonardo Di Caprio plays a quack who takes on many different professions.
quaff
to drink with hearty enjoyment
We spent the whole evening quaffing the fine ales of Germany.
quail
lose courage, become frightened
Seeing the huge defensive lineman made the young quarterback quail.
qualm
feeling of doubt, temporary feeling of sickness
He has no qualms about lying to his professors.
quandary
state of doubt or perplexity
He came to a "Y" in the road which put him into quite a quandary.
quell
suppress, subdue
The troops quelled the rebellion quickly.
quibble
an instance of the use of ambiguous or irrelevant language or arguments to evade a point at issue
The lawyer was known for quibbling in court in order to avoid points that would hurt his case.
quiescent
at rest, dormant, torpid
My roomates have no responsibilities which makes me jealous of their quiescent minds.
quirk
habit or action peculiar to somebody
Lindsay's main quirk is that she wiggles when she has nothing to say.
quixotic
generous, unselfish
After living with such selfish parents, he decided to be quixotic with his wealth.
quotidian
daily, usual, ordinary
I watch the quotidian news report everynight to stay informed.