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quintessence

Short Definition : purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence

Definition
(noun) the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
Synonyms : ether

Definition
(noun) the purest and most concentrated essence of something
Definition
(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
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by lebshah

quip

Short Definition : taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.

Definition
(noun) a witty saying
Synonyms : epigram

Definition
(noun) witty remark
Synonyms : crack , sally , wisecrack

Definition
(verb) make jokes or quips
Synonyms : gag
Example Sentence
  • The students were gagging during dinner

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quip

To WHIP with a QUOTE = QUIP
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by drquadros54

qu+tip---why should i give tip for such cheap service?
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by ashleyswift

whip for a quip..whip your friend for quipping you
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by Thisisnotme

can any one give me useful mnemonic for this..?
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by balaji_pb3

quip rhymes with whip...SIDDHU is famous for whipping CLEVER N SARCASTIC quotations
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by lebshah

if you are not equip with proper amenities, your friend will taunt you.
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by h.pathrabe250487

eQUIP some one who gave a QUIP
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by crazylooks

QUIP sounds like SIP, When you sip a drink in a noisy way, others will taunt or criticize you.
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by candylove

quirk

Short Definition : sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate

Definition
(noun) a strange attitude or habit
Synonyms : crotchet , oddity , queerness , quirkiness

Definition
(noun) a narrow groove beside a beading
Definition
(verb) twist or curve abruptly
Example Sentence
  • She quirked her head in a peculiar way

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quirk

Sounds like "quick" (sharp turn).
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by garrulous


A clerk
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.
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by StudyInVerse

QUI(kyon)RK(rukta)...kyon koi SHARP TURN par rukta nahin hai??
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by lebshah

quisling

Short Definition : traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling

Definition
(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
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by animator

Quislings are prone to QUIZZLINGS by the government when caught!
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by drquadros54

Quisling sounds like sibling who aids betraying
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by mohitdia

quit + ling = one who quits linguistic love.
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by garrulous

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by pallavi_limat

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.
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by savakarv

the culprit was questioned(QUIZ)...who is the TRAITOR in (LINGuistic department)who helped him to leak out the paper.
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by lebshah

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by vishaljgosalia

"quisling" == actually sounds like "wrestling" , ie "traitors" are always in a mood to wrestle with you
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by somabrata

QUISLING -> CHRIST + LYING. In the Bible, Judas was caught LYING to CHRIST as he plotted to betray him.
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by dshefman

quis+ling ; quis sounds like wise/cunning person
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by gopikrish2000

quisling = quis + ling; quit link i.e. quit the link is always a betrayer.
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by shaktipada

quiver

Short Definition : tremble; shake; N.

Definition
(noun) an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
Synonyms : chill , frisson , shiver , shudder , thrill , tingle
Example Sentence
  • a frisson of surprise shot through him

Definition
(noun) a shaky motion
Example Sentence
  • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

Definition
(noun) case for holding arrows
Definition
(noun) the act of vibrating
Synonyms : quivering , vibration

Definition
(verb) shake with fast, tremulous movements
Synonyms : palpitate , quake
Example Sentence
  • His nostrils palpitated

Definition
(verb) move back and forth very rapidly
Synonyms : flicker , flitter , flutter , waver
Example Sentence
  • the candle flickered

Definition
(verb) move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
Synonyms : beat , pulsate
Example Sentence
  • 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.
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by reveeriee

quiver=quick+waver waver means moving back n fro...so quick+waver means moving bk n fro quickly...means shaking
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by pallavi_limat

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by friendofafriend

the soldier quivered when he found that there are no more arrows left in his quiver...!!!
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by sravan1411

quiver rhymes with fever....when we have high fever we started TREMBLNG
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by lebshah

quiver = quick + waver
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by shaktipada

quixotic

Short Definition : idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote

Definition
(adj) not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic
Synonyms : romantic , wild-eyed
Example Sentence
  • 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.
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by nasri

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.......
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by preetisoni2411

divide it as quix(quick)+otic.. i IDEALY wanted to be a quick runner but it was IMPRACTICALas i am a fat person..
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by kvsharat

quixotic=quick+sotic(sortic)...if u sort out things quickly without thinking u ll be FOOLISH AND IMPRACTICAL
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by kruthikamurthy

if we divide quixotic, we will notice xotic which is similar to exotic which mean unusual
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by hossamessam

Quick so thick....He is Quick and so thick(fat here)...which is unrealistic.
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by ArDoR

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.
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by kfredie

QUIXOTIC is NOT REALISTIC...just IMAGINATIVE and IMPRACTICAL.
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by ykalyan

Opposite of PRAGMATIC.....
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by Salman

He has given quick tick on the question paper i.e. without understanding i.e. not practical.
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by shaktipada

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