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Short Definition : dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.

(noun) a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
Synonyms : plight predicament
Example Sentence
  • finds himself in a most awkward predicament
  • the woeful plight of homeless people
(noun) state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
Synonyms : dilemma
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quandary

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.

In a QUANDARY about whether to suicide in QUAN (well) or DARYa (river)

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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

remeber QUESTION!


Short Definition : isolation of a person, place, or ship to prevent spread of infection; V: isolate in quarantine

(noun) enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease Definition
(noun) isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease Definition
(verb) place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons
Example Sentence
  • My dog was quarantined before he could live in England
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for 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.


Short Definition : dig into (to get stone); N: mine;

(noun) a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
Synonyms : fair game prey target
Example Sentence
  • he fell prey to muggers
  • everyone was fair game
  • the target of a manhunt
(noun) a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
Synonyms : pit stone pit
Example Sentence
  • a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'
(noun) animal hunted or caught for food
Synonyms : prey
(verb) extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
Example Sentence
  • quarry marble
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quarry

quarry sounds like query we know query is to ask questions when you r in doubt or when you desire to know more, and quarry means to dig deep when you want something from earth.

q+uarry..sounds like worry....when you worry about something, you dig deep into the matter .

police QUERY the VICTIM... and DIG DEEP into to evidences to catch the culprit

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1. prey: squirrels hunted by snakes 2. dig: quarry rhymes with bury.. something buried is dug and excavated

the other meaning is VICTIM, we query a quarry about the accident......


QUARRY=BURRY someone n hence u have to dig: and Quarry also means victim i.e quarry=prey.

) quarry sounds like query we know query is to ask questions when you r in doubt ie. DIGGING into the topic..


Short Definition : crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court

(verb) put down by force or intimidation
Example Sentence
  • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
  • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
  • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land
(verb) declare invalid
Example Sentence
  • The contract was annulled
  • void a plea
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quash

squash also means the same - compress/suppress.

quash can be framed as CRUSH to ash, so qu+(ASH)

in the game of SQUASH my advancement to win the match was CRUSHED by the opponent

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quash:qua-sh:quite-shshshsh using force.

in the game of SQUASH my advancement to win the match was CRUSHED by the opponent


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

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

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

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


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

(adj) causing or able to cause nausea
Example Sentence
  • a nauseating smell
  • nauseous offal
  • a sickening stench
(adj) feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit Definition
(adj) causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
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.

sounds like squeezy.that means u feel suffocated.

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

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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Standing for long in a QUEUE EASYly makes me uneasy.

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

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..

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


Short Definition : strange; eccentric; deviating from the normal

(noun) offensive term for an openly homosexual man Definition
(verb) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Example Sentence
  • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
  • foil your opponent
(verb) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position Definition
(adj) beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
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
(adj) homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
Synonyms : gay homophile
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for queer

queer:queen-beer, a queen with a beer is strange.

queer is similar to weird which also means STRANGE.

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To stand in a QUEUE for bEER is utterly strange.

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

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


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

(verb) suppress or crush completely
Synonyms : quench squelch
Example Sentence
  • squelch any sign of dissent
  • quench a rebellion
(verb) overcome or allay
Synonyms : appease stay
Example Sentence
  • quell my hunger
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quell


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

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

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

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

quell rhymes with HELL were your pleasures will be SUPPRESSED

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

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

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

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

Quell means Do well.

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

He quelled his life by a duel.

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