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quack

Short Definition : charlatan; impostor

Definition
(noun) an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice Definition
(noun) the harsh sound of a duck Definition
(verb) utter quacking noises
Example Sentence
  • The ducks quacked
Definition
(verb) act as a medical quack or a charlatan Definition
(adj) medically unqualified
Example Sentence
  • a quack doctor
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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.

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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.

quadruped

Short Definition : four-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped

Definition
(noun) an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking Definition
(adj) having four feet
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Quad means four and Ped means foot

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quad means four ...so ..it gives the meaning :)

quaff

Short Definition : drink with zest; drink with relish(zest; hearty enjoyment); CF. sip

Definition
(noun) a hearty draft Definition
(verb) to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught
Synonyms : gulp swig
Example Sentence
  • The men gulped down their beers
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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.

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In the movie "RAAVAN"-by mani rathnam, the hero's name is VERA (VERACITY) who ll be TRUTHFUL AND HONEST.

in the house,up the stairs

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.

quagmire

Short Definition : bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself

Definition
(noun) a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
Synonyms : mire morass quag slack
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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

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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

quag=big:mire=mine: dangerous

If you know mire, you can relate, quag, mire, quagmire all mean the same

quail

Short Definition : cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart

Definition
(noun) flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised Definition
(noun) small gallinaceous game birds Definition
(verb) draw back, as with fear or pain
Example Sentence
  • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf
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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

quaint

Short Definition : odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque

Definition
(adj) strange in an interesting or pleasing way
Example Sentence
  • quaint dialect words
  • quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities
Definition
(adj) very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance
Example Sentence
  • 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
Definition
(adj) attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)
Synonyms : old-time olde worlde
Example Sentence
  • houses with quaint thatched roofs
  • a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots
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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

qualified

Short Definition : limited; restricted; V. qualify: limit the meaning of; modify

Definition
(adj) meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task
Example Sentence
  • many qualified applicants for the job
Definition
(adj) limited or restricted; not absolute
Example Sentence
  • gave only qualified approval
Definition
(adj) holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill
Synonyms : certified
Example Sentence
  • a registered pharmacist
  • a registered hospital
Definition
(adj) restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man')
Synonyms : restricted
Definition
(adj) contingent on something else
Synonyms : dependant dependent
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Primary meaning qualified :above a given standard(quality) Secondary meaning:limited in quality(just the opposite)

even though I was a QUALIFIED engineer, I was RESTRICTED from attending the conference.

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.

qualify

Short Definition : reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated

Definition
(verb) prove capable or fit; meet requirements
Synonyms : measure up
Definition
(verb) pronounce fit or able
Example Sentence
  • She was qualified to run the marathon
  • They nurses were qualified to administer the injections
Definition
(verb) make more specific
Synonyms : restrict
Example Sentence
  • qualify these remarks
Definition
(verb) make fit or prepared
Synonyms : dispose
Example Sentence
  • Your education qualifies you for this job
Definition
(verb) specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
Example Sentence
  • The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
  • The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
Definition
(verb) describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
Example Sentence
  • You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist
  • This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover
Definition
(verb) add a modifier to a constituent
Synonyms : modify
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Think of java qualifiers (private/public/default/protected - they limit the access of members of a class).