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quay
n. dock; landing place
querulous
adj. fretful; whining
quiescent
adj. at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive
quisling
n. traitor who aids invaders
quintessence
n. purest and highest embodiment
quixotic
adj. idealistic but impractical
quorum
n. number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
raconteur
n. story-teller
ragamuffin
n. person wearing tattered clothing
raiment
n. clothing
rakish
adj. stylish; sporty
ramification
n. branching out; subdivision
rancor
n. bitterness; hatred
rankle
v. irritate; fester
rapacious
adj. excessively grasping; plundering
rarefied
adj. made less dense (of a gas)
ratiocination
n. reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises
rebus
n. puzzle in which pictures stand for words
recalcitrant
adj. obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority
recidivism
n. habitual return to crime
recondite
adj. abstruse; profound; secret
recrimination
n. countercharges
rectitude
n. uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgement