This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : charlatan; impostor
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.
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
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
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.
In the movie "RAAVAN"-by mani rathnam, the hero's name is VERA (VERACITY) who ll be TRUTHFUL AND HONEST.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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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
Short Definition : limited; restricted; V. qualify: limit the meaning of; modify
Primary meaning qualified :above a given standard(quality) Secondary meaning:limited in quality(just the opposite)
though i was QUALIFIED for the job but was RESTRICTED from getting the job because of my drop years
People above first class are qualified for the Aptitude test hence there are limited number of students shortlisted.
Short Definition : reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
Think of java qualifiers (private/public/default/protected - they limit the access of members of a class).
Short Definition : dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
quantary relates to quantum physics,which is so complex that it leaves you in DILEMMA about the UNCERTAINITY of photon
this word quandary sounds like wandering so if you are in a DILEMMA you wander all around the streets.....
I was in dilemma whether I give my cloths to laundry or wash them at home
Quandry=quants+vocabulary .wat to study for gre.confusion and dilemma.
kon + da + (ko)ri
sounds like Q(why)+ DARI(fear).....when we r in dilemma we become frightened so people ask us why r u in fear??
QUAN(KAUN) bolega DARY(route or way) i am in a dilemma...
Quandary - Foundary - Legendary .. Whether this foundry has been built by the legendary Casanova, Barney Stinson, or not is still a mystery.
quandary: i am in dilemma, whom(Quan) of these 2 girls are "dar rahi" (dary)
i am in dilemma ki wo mujhse q (qua)+ dary(dar rahi) hai
Short Definition : isolation of a person, place, or ship to prevent spread of infection; V: isolate in quarantine
quarantine is pretty familiar in case of antivirus softwares you can quarantine the virus affected files which means to ISOLATE THEM...
quara+ntine....quara..sounds like KUWARA..AND a kuwara person is always seen isolated..in family functions.