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quay

Short Definition : dock; wharf; pier; landing place (for boats)

Definition
(noun) wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quay

quay - sounds like bay (area near the sea) - where boats reach.
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by garrulous

quay can be spelled as Q+WAY=quay which means QUEUE all along the BAY to dock the boats.
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by daringdavin

queasy

Short Definition : experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy

Definition
(adj) causing or able to cause nausea
Example Sentence
  • a nauseating smell
  • nauseous offal
  • a sickening stench

Definition
(adj) feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
Synonyms : nauseated , nauseous , sick , sickish

Definition
(adj) causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
Synonyms : anxious , nervous , uneasy , unquiet
Example Sentence
  • spent an anxious night waiting for the test results
  • cast anxious glances behind her
  • those nervous moments before takeoff
  • an unquiet mind

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for queasy

Prefix "ku" in Sanskrit converts a word into opposite. ku + easy = uneasy. i.e., feeling uneasy.
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by garrulous

sounds like squeezy.that means u feel suffocated.
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by kaku1986.m

standing in a long QUEUE is not EASY and it makes us UNEASY
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by lebshah

queasy can be pronounced as quiz+y...if teacher takes a surprise quiz you are going to feel nauseated, uneasy, anxious
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by anshulnirvana

Standing for long in a QUEUE EASYly makes me uneasy.
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by pcsjith

sounds like squeeze...when my friend squeezed me I got a feeling of nausea because I just had food....
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by nileshdive

qu(quite)+easy..so sth which is nt quite easy for you to gulp it down, but still if u do it..u experiance nausea..
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by preetisoni2411

remember the word <>which comes usually with the queasy thing :)
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by esraa

queer

Short Definition : strange; eccentric; deviating from the normal

Definition
(noun) offensive term for an openly homosexual man
Synonyms : fag , faggot , fagot , fairy , nance , pansy , poof , poove , pouf , queen

Definition
(verb) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Synonyms : baffle , bilk , cross , foil , frustrate , scotch , spoil , thwart
Example Sentence
  • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
  • foil your opponent

Definition
(verb) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
Synonyms : endanger , expose , peril , scupper

Definition
(adj) beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
Synonyms : curious , funny , odd , peculiar , rum , rummy , singular
Example Sentence
  • a curious hybrid accent
  • her speech has a funny twang
  • they have some funny ideas about war
  • had an odd name
  • the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves
  • something definitely queer about this town
  • what a rum fellow
  • singular behavior

Definition
(adj) homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
Synonyms : gay , homophile

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for queer

queer:queen-beer, a queen with a beer is strange.
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by it's_me

queer is similar to weird which also means STRANGE.
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by daringdavin

To stand in a QUEUE for bEER is utterly strange.
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by pcsjith

Queer and beer rhyme..after having a lot of beer queer person(eccentric person meaning 1) started feeling queer(faint/giddy meaning 2)
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by viresh

remember queen band whose music is eccentric from all others but good...
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by vinaya

quell

Short Definition : suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill

Definition
(verb) suppress or crush completely
Synonyms : quench , squelch
Example Sentence
  • squelch any sign of dissent
  • quench a rebellion

Definition
(verb) overcome or allay
Synonyms : appease , stay
Example Sentence
  • quell my hunger

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quell

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by 1.6k

quell sounds simlar to yell and we yell to supress someone or make him/her queite
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by deepnsit

quell rhymes hell where ur supressed Quell= cool down the hell(fire)
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by crazylooks

quell comes from "cwellan" which means to kill. quell also rhymes with kill, to an extent.
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by garrulous

QUEUE+WELL.i was forcing people to jump into a well to suppress the population
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by nileshdive

quell rhymes with HELL were your pleasures will be SUPPRESSED
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by lebshah

quell taken from qualen means to vex, this word also rhyme like kill.means when u crash something you are killing something...whatever it may be...so quell means.....to supress or crash completely
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by preetisoni2411

quell sounds with quail, which we have learned before, quail means fear, so quail makes you quelled.
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by nasri

quell sounds with quail, which we have learned before, quail means fear, so quail makes you quelled.
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by nasri

fell on one another like a well and suppress and crush below one
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by sansecretcp

Quell means Do well.
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by subhasish

QUELL=WELL:water extinguisher and used to put down fire
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by OCT18THGRE

He quelled his life by a duel.
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by miranda7

quench

Short Definition : assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress

Definition
(verb) satisfy (thirst)
Synonyms : allay , assuage , slake
Example Sentence
  • The cold water quenched his thirst

Definition
(verb) put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
Synonyms : blow out , extinguish , snuff out
Example Sentence
  • Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained
  • quench the flames
  • snuff out the candles

Definition
(verb) electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device
Definition
(verb) suppress or crush completely
Synonyms : quell , squelch
Example Sentence
  • squelch any sign of dissent
  • quench a rebellion

Definition
(verb) reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
Definition
(verb) cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid
Example Sentence
  • quench steel

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quench

rhymes with drench (which also means the same).
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by garrulous

quench == quen(queen)+ ch(cha), so u urged your queen(gf or wife)to get you a cup of cha(tea or drinks).
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by nasri

its satisfying that the QUE moved few iNCH
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by hello_gyz

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by grakee89

lunch satisfy and suppress your hunger.
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by sansecretcp

querulous

Short Definition : given to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining

Definition
(adj) habitually complaining
Synonyms : fretful , whiney , whiny
Example Sentence
  • a whiny child

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for querulous

One who keeps questioning (querying) everything.
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by garrulous

QUERULOUS=QUARREL-ous
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by dshefman

querulous : quarrelsome louse.
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by SANICECUBE

Relate to GARRULOUS
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by atiya

querulous - querying all the rules and complaining always that is lousy
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by shalnew

querulous="kopam" mas=getting kopam...hehe
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by OCT18THGRE

QUERULOUS just sounds like CURIOUS, who questions all the time
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by Jagadesh Rao

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