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quench

Short Definition : assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress

Definition
(verb) satisfy (thirst)
Synonyms : allay assuage slake
Example Sentence
  • The cold water quenched his thirst
Definition
(verb) put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
Example Sentence
  • Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained
  • quench the flames
  • snuff out the candles
Definition
(verb) electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device Definition
(verb) suppress or crush completely
Synonyms : quell squelch
Example Sentence
  • squelch any sign of dissent
  • quench a rebellion
Definition
(verb) reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance Definition
(verb) cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid
Example Sentence
  • quench steel
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quench

rhymes with drench (which also means the same).

quench == quen(queen)+ ch(cha), so u urged your queen(gf or wife)to get you a cup of cha(tea or drinks).

its satisfying that the QUE moved few iNCH

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lunch satisfy and suppress your hunger.

querulous

Short Definition : given to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining

Definition
(adj) habitually complaining
Synonyms : fretful whiney whiny
Example Sentence
  • a whiny child
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for querulous

One who keeps questioning (querying) everything.

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QUERULOUS=QUARREL-ous

querulous : quarrelsome louse.

Relate to GARRULOUS

querulous - querying all the rules and complaining always that is lousy

querulous="kopam" mas=getting kopam...hehe

QUERULOUS just sounds like CURIOUS, who questions all the time

query

Short Definition : inquiry; question; V.

Definition
(noun) an instance of questioning
Example Sentence
  • there was a question about my training
  • we made inquiries of all those who were present
Definition
(verb) pose a question
Synonyms : question
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for query

query is to enquiry

queue

Short Definition : line (of waiting people or vehicles)

Definition
(noun) a line of people or vehicles waiting for something
Synonyms : waiting line
Definition
(noun) (information processing) an ordered list of tasks to be performed or messages to be transmitted Definition
(noun) a braid of hair at the back of the head Definition
(verb) form a queue, form a line, stand in line
Synonyms : line up queue up
Example Sentence
  • Customers lined up in front of the store
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for queue

Queue

quibble

Short Definition : minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil

Definition
(noun) an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
Synonyms : cavil quiddity
Definition
(verb) evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections Definition
(verb) argue over petty things
Example Sentence
  • Let's not quibble over pennies
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quibble

mnemonic in hindi.. read it as qui(kyun)+bble(bill)..KYUN BILL ITNA ZYADA HAI?, you OBJECT to reading of meter & COMPLAIN to the authorities..

Query + babble (minor objection/murmuring).

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Remember, the magazine by Luna LoveGod's father - "The quibbler", it was called so because it carried petty criticism of people.

QUIBble->quib->rhymes with crib(cribbing) means complain, raise petty objections

pebble...small piece of rock..

Quibble is to Squabble..

relate it to foible

dribble-sound-objection/complaint

quicksilver

Short Definition : mercury

Definition
(noun) a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures Definition
(adj) liable to sudden unpredictable change
Synonyms : erratic fickle mercurial
Example Sentence
  • erratic behavior
  • fickle weather
  • mercurial twists of temperament
  • a quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment, utterly fragile the next
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quicksilver

quicksilver, is a mercury which is very volatile

mercury will be in silver color and reacts quickly with others.

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Beats of DJ Quicksilver change quickly. - erratic

quiescent

Short Definition : dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence

Definition
(adj) not active or activated
Example Sentence
  • the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation
Definition
(adj) marked by a state of tranquil repose
Example Sentence
  • the quiescent melancholy of the town
Definition
(adj) being quiet or still or inactive Definition
(adj) (pathology) causing no symptoms
Example Sentence
  • a quiescent tumor
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quiescent

quiescent => quies ~ quiet = motionless

quies(QUITE)+scent(in hindi shant means quite)..so someone who is quite or shant for a period of time.

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quiz + cent, teacher asks students who will get cent(100) in the quiz...everyone reamains silent for sometime

quiescent=quiet+descent..........lady1:->"What a QUIEt and deSCENT son u have..."...lady2:->"please dont go on his TEMPORARY INACTIVENESS...come to our house some day and u shall realise that he is an active volcano..!!!".......:D

queue scent for buying a scent a stand in a queue and bcom quiescent

It sounds like QUICKSAND, which looks harmless but deadly . A dormant threat .

quie(quiet)+scent=scent or scence means 'growing' as in aduloscent.so quiescent means GROWING QUITER

Diesel Accent was quiet and quiescent

quiet+sometime....quiet for sometime..dormant

qui- quality, e-scent- perfume(in hindi), so, a quality scent stands still on our clothes for hours, hence motionless..

quietude

Short Definition : tranquillity; calmness

Definition
(noun) a state of peace and quiet
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quietude

quiet.+tude.look at the word.quiet..means..calm...silent...so quietude means calmness..tranquill

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quietude== quiet+ attitude. so when someone have quiet attitude he or she musta be calm and cool.

quietude

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