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quack
charlatan; impostor
quaff
drink with zest; drink with relish(zest; hearty enjoyment); CF. sip
quagmire
bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
quaint
odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
quandary
dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
quash
crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
quay
dock; wharf; pier; landing place (for boats)
quell
suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
querulous
given to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining
quibble
minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
quibble
minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
quietude
tranquillity; calmness
quip
taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
quirk
sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
quisling
traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
quotidian
daily; commonplace; customary; Ex. quotidian routine