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quisling
traitor who aids invaiders.
In his conquest of Europe, Hitler was aided by quislings who betrayed their own people
> Norwegian politician called Quisling 1940 when Germans invaded Norway, he supported them.
quixotic
idealistic but impractical.
Constantly coming up with quixotic, unworkable schemes to save the world...
< Don Quixote, hero of a novel by
quizzical
teasing; bantering; mocking; curious.
raised a quizzical eyebrow as the skinny teenager tripped over his own feet
quorum
number of memebers necessary to conduct a meeting.
The senator asked for a roll call to determine whether a quorum was present.
quotidian
daily; commonplace; customary.
To Philip, each new day of his internship was filled with excitement; he could not dismiss his rounds as merely quotidian routine.
Latin quotidianus "every day"]
rabid
lika a fanatic; furious.
He was a rabid follower of Fleetwood Mac
rabere "rave, be mad"
raconteur
story-teller.
... a gifted raconteur with an unlimited supply of anecdotes
raconter "recount, retell"]
rail
scold; rant.
You may rail at him all you want, but you will never change him.
raiment
clothing.
I have no raiment fit to wear to the ball.
rakish
stylish; sporty.
He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
ramify
divide into branches or subdivisions; have complicating results.
When the plants begin to ramify, one should nip off most of the new branches
ramus "branch"
rampart
defensive mound of earth.
A means of protection or defense; a bulwark.
we watched from the rampart as the fighting continued.
rancor
bitterness, hatred.
rancor against the foe

rancere "to stink"
rankle
irritate, fester.
the memory rankled him for years.
rapacious
excessivley grasping; plundering.
Rapacious birds of prey feed on small animals.
—Synonyms 2. ravenous, voracious, grasping; preying. See avaricious.
—Antonyms 2. generous.
rapac- "tearing, grasping"