This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
(noun) the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
(noun) the purest and most concentrated essence of something
(noun) the most typical example or representative of a type
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quintessence
we have quintal(quint) of PURE and SACRED feeling(ESSENCE) for GOD
Short Definition : taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
(noun) a witty saying
(noun) witty remark
(verb) make jokes or quips
The students were gagging during dinner
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quip
To WHIP with a QUOTE = QUIP
qu+tip---why should i give tip for such cheap service?
whip for a quip..whip your friend for quipping you
can any one give me useful mnemonic for this..?
quip rhymes with whip...SIDDHU is famous for whipping CLEVER N SARCASTIC quotations
if you are not equip with proper amenities, your friend will taunt you.
eQUIP some one who gave a QUIP
QUIP sounds like SIP, When you sip a drink in a noisy way, others will taunt or criticize you.
Short Definition : sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
(noun) a strange attitude or habit
(noun) a narrow groove beside a beading
(verb) twist or curve abruptly
She quirked her head in a peculiar way
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quirk
Sounds like "quick" (sharp turn).
walking in murk
he hit something and got a knee-jerk
he bent to see, what did he hit
from a lamp some smoke emit.
Genni appeared and told the clerk,
it is a QUIRK
ask for any 3 perk.
QUI(kyon)RK(rukta)...kyon koi SHARP TURN par rukta nahin hai??
Short Definition : traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
(noun) someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quisling
Quisling; split like QUIT+LINK means a culprit quits and collaborate (link)with enemy
Quislings are prone to QUIZZLINGS by the government when caught!
Quisling sounds like sibling who aids betraying
quit + ling = one who quits linguistic love.
Quisling, after Norwegian politician Vidkun Quisling, who assisted Nazi Germany to conquer his own country and ruled the collaborationist Norwegian government, is a term used to describe traitors and collaborators.
the culprit was questioned(QUIZ)...who is the TRAITOR in (LINGuistic department)who helped him to leak out the paper.
"quisling" == actually sounds like "wrestling" , ie "traitors" are always in a mood to wrestle with you
QUISLING -> CHRIST + LYING. In the Bible, Judas was caught LYING to CHRIST as he plotted to betray him.
quis+ling ; quis sounds like wise/cunning person
quisling = quis + ling; quit link i.e. quit the link is always a betrayer.
Short Definition : tremble; shake; N.
(noun) an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
a frisson of surprise shot through him
(noun) a shaky motion
the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe
(noun) case for holding arrows
(noun) the act of vibrating
(verb) shake with fast, tremulous movements
(verb) move back and forth very rapidly
(verb) move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
the city pulsated with music and excitement
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quiver
Quiver..... sounds like shiver.... when we have fever we shiver/ quiver..... tremble/ shake.
waver means moving back n fro...so quick+waver means moving bk n fro quickly...means shaking
the soldier quivered when he found that there are no more arrows left in his quiver...!!!
quiver rhymes with fever....when we have high fever we started TREMBLNG
quiver = quick + waver
Short Definition : idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
(adj) not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic
as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood
a romantic disregard for money
a wild-eyed dream of a world state
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quixotic
quixotic== quick + exotic, if you desire something exotic to happen quickly in your life it is just a daydream.
THIS WORD IS DERIVED FROM THE NOVEL....Don Quixote de la Mancha...where the HERO IN THE NOVEL..Cervantes GETS inspired by lofty and chivalrous but impractical ideals....................
SO QUIXOTE....QUIXOTIC....MEANS HAVING IMPRACTICAL IDEAS.......
divide it as quix(quick)+otic..
i IDEALY wanted to be a quick runner but it was IMPRACTICALas i am a fat person..
quixotic=quick+sotic(sortic)...if u sort out things quickly without thinking u ll be FOOLISH AND IMPRACTICAL
if we divide quixotic, we will notice xotic which is similar to exotic which mean unusual
Quick so thick....He is Quick and so thick(fat here)...which is unrealistic.
Don Quixote sings the song "The Impossible Dream" in the Broadway play based on the book Don Quixote. So, to be quixotic is to dream impossible dreams.
QUIXOTIC is NOT REALISTIC...just IMAGINATIVE and IMPRACTICAL.
Opposite of PRAGMATIC.....
He has given quick tick on the question paper i.e. without understanding i.e. not practical.