This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : charlatan; impostor
(noun) an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice
(noun) the harsh sound of a duck
(verb) utter quacking noises
(verb) act as a medical quack or a charlatan
(adj) medically unqualified
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
If someone tells you that he has the power to create an earth quake, he is certainly a quack.
QUACK==> think about duck. It has wings but cannot fly. When you know like a duck, you don't know deep in detail.
Q-HACK (hindi) Kyun HACK kiya ...coz he's a quack
one who is behaving like a 'dock'
Quack is short for Quacksalver -> In ancient time false doctors used to sell their salves (ointment) displayed on a salver with magical claims.
Short Definition : four-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped
(noun) an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking
(adj) having four feet
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quadruped
Quad means four and Ped means foot
quad means four ...so ..it gives the meaning :)
Short Definition : drink with zest; drink with relish(zest; hearty enjoyment); CF. sip
(noun) a hearty draft
(verb) to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught
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.
You cough when you quaff a liquid too quickly.
quaff sounds like coffee...usually ppl relish n sip their coffee...
I put the coffee that I cannot quaff into the carafe.
by memory man
In the movie "RAAVAN"-by mani rathnam, the hero's name is VERA (VERACITY) who ll be TRUTHFUL AND HONEST.
by sai satish
in the house,up the stairs
by thelma webb
QUENCH the thirst quickly!
onomatopoeia- say it. You open your mouth, just as you would when QUAFFING a dish of om noms.
having a qauter(quaff) brandy with hearty enjoyment.
Short Definition : bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
(noun) a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
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.
quag(Kauwa)...mire(Marr)....kauwa DALDAL mein phaske margaya
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
add A to it.. AQUA+MIRE == aqua means water .. hence wetland
remember family guy-quagmire!
quagmire(quake-earthquake) when earthquake occurs it makes the sitution dangerous by devastating the houses and so on
by santosh pokhrel
QUA(ck)+gmire;quack reminds u of ducks and ducks generally live in marshy areas :)
remember tom cruise in Jerry MAGUIRE?
In the movie he opposes his boss...eventually landing in a difficult situation
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
If you know mire, you can relate, quag, mire, quagmire all mean the same
Short Definition : cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
(noun) flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised
(noun) small gallinaceous game birds
(verb) draw back, as with fear or pain
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 :)
when whale comes to you u will quail
it sounds like jail..so when u think of jail u shrink back in fear
Quail are birds which are coward. Coward is one who "turns tail"
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.
The quail birds were frightened of the hunting dogs.
Cowards QUAIL and BAIL.
Quail is a bird.. when you approach them , they draw back in fear as in you 're going to harm ...
Quail is the road to fail.
if somebody after watching (q)question you(u) are you ail i.e u becomes weak.
when earthQUAke prevaILes, you Quail
Short Definition : odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
(adj) strange in an interesting or pleasing way
quaint dialect words
quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities
(adj) very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance
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
(adj) attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)
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).
quaint can be closely related with the word "FAINT" where you need to take the meaning as faint colors which are ODD,OLD FASHIONED.
gre bigbook QUANT'S questions are old fashioned
If you PAINT that house, you will destroy its old fashioned charm.
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