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quack

Short Definition : charlatan; impostor

Definition
(noun) an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice
Definition
(noun) the harsh sound of a duck
Definition
(verb) utter quacking noises
Example Sentence
  • The ducks quacked

Definition
(verb) act as a medical quack or a charlatan
Definition
(adj) medically unqualified
Example Sentence
  • a quack doctor

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quack

think of it as...if a person quacks like a duck...he is an impostor who is acting like a duck
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by nehaMD

If someone tells you that he has the power to create an earth quake, he is certainly a quack.
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by pcsjith

QUACK==> think about duck. It has wings but cannot fly. When you know like a duck, you don't know deep in detail.
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by atiya

Q-HACK (hindi) Kyun HACK kiya ...coz he's a quack
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by harshsinha18

one who is behaving like a 'dock'
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by 1.6k

Quack is short for Quacksalver -> In ancient time false doctors used to sell their salves (ointment) displayed on a salver with magical claims.
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by anujpathania

quadruped

Short Definition : four-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped

Definition
(noun) an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking
Definition
(adj) having four feet
Synonyms : four-footed , quadrupedal

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quadruped

Quad means four and Ped means foot
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by jobin_mathew

quad means four ...so ..it gives the meaning :)
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by esraa

quaff

Short Definition : drink with zest; drink with relish(zest; hearty enjoyment); CF. sip

Definition
(noun) a hearty draft
Definition
(verb) to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught
Synonyms : gulp , swig
Example Sentence
  • The men gulped down their beers

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quaff

sounds like cough. When we have a cough, we DRINK cough syrup which is quite tasty actually.
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by k-electron

You cough when you quaff a liquid too quickly.
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by anujpathania

quaff sounds like coffee...usually ppl relish n sip their coffee...
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by vidz

I put the coffee that I cannot quaff into the carafe.
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by memory man

In the movie "RAAVAN"-by mani rathnam, the hero's name is VERA (VERACITY) who ll be TRUTHFUL AND HONEST.
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by sai satish

in the house,up the stairs
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by thelma webb

QUENCH the thirst quickly!
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by ankita.kak101

onomatopoeia- say it. You open your mouth, just as you would when QUAFFING a dish of om noms.
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by tymothy

having a qauter(quaff) brandy with hearty enjoyment.
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by sansecretcp

quagmire

Short Definition : bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself

Definition
(noun) a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
Synonyms : mire , morass , quag , slack

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quagmire

Take into consideration the First three words QUAgmire. The words resemble earth QUAKE. So earth quake is an awkward predicament, where soil sinks under your feet.
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by tenzingocha

quag(Kauwa)...mire(Marr)....kauwa DALDAL mein phaske margaya
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by lebshah

quagmire think it like this quag is sound of frog and mire can be changed with hire so where frog hire of course in quagmire
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by Tural

add A to it.. AQUA+MIRE == aqua means water .. hence wetland
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by gredesai

remember family guy-quagmire!
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by madness

quagmire(quake-earthquake) when earthquake occurs it makes the sitution dangerous by devastating the houses and so on
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by santosh pokhrel

QUA(ck)+gmire;quack reminds u of ducks and ducks generally live in marshy areas :)
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by jim4gre

remember tom cruise in Jerry MAGUIRE? In the movie he opposes his boss...eventually landing in a difficult situation
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by pratdhunk

Take into consideration the First three words QUAgmire. The words resemble earth QUAKE. So earth quake is an awkward predicament, where soil sink under your feet
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by tenzingocha

quag=big:mire=mine: dangerous
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by OCT18THGRE

If you know mire, you can relate, quag, mire, quagmire all mean the same
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by anonymous1024

quail

Short Definition : cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart

Definition
(noun) flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised
Definition
(noun) small gallinaceous game birds
Definition
(verb) draw back, as with fear or pain
Synonyms : cringe , flinch , funk , recoil , shrink , squinch , wince
Example Sentence
  • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quail

If you fail in exam, you loose your heart and quail before your dad :)
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by garrulous

when whale comes to you u will quail
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by shahan

it sounds like jail..so when u think of jail u shrink back in fear
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by sharathkumar

Quail are birds which are coward. Coward is one who "turns tail"
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by rahularoradce

q(QUEEN)+UAIL(VEIL)...SO A QUEEN IN VEIL shrinked in fear and lost her heart when she unveiled her self and saw a demon in front of her.
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by preetisoni2411

The quail birds were frightened of the hunting dogs.
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by Marise

Cowards QUAIL and BAIL.
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by adyaener

Quail is a bird.. when you approach them , they draw back in fear as in you 're going to harm ...
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by madmeee

Quail is the road to fail.
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by syringati

if somebody after watching (q)question you(u) are you ail i.e u becomes weak.
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by shaktipada

when earthQUAke prevaILes, you Quail
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by post.suyash

quaint

Short Definition : odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque

Definition
(adj) strange in an interesting or pleasing way
Example Sentence
  • quaint dialect words
  • quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities

Definition
(adj) very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance
Example Sentence
  • the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name
  • came forth a quaint and fearful sight
  • a quaint sense of humor

Definition
(adj) attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)
Synonyms : old-time , olde worlde
Example Sentence
  • houses with quaint thatched roofs
  • a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quaint

If you know someone already, you call them ac + quaint. That is because, they are already known to you (old).
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by garrulous

quaint can be closely related with the word "FAINT" where you need to take the meaning as faint colors which are ODD,OLD FASHIONED.
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by daringdavin

gre bigbook QUANT'S questions are old fashioned
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by lebshah

If you PAINT that house, you will destroy its old fashioned charm.
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by pcsjith

quaint rhymes with PAINT..something is good to paint implies it's picturesque,attractive,charming and if i want to paint something unpleasant/ugly ,im an ECCENTRIC,weird,bizarre person
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by ggauravr

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