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quaff

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...

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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.

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

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

add A to it.. AQUA+MIRE == aqua means water .. hence wetland

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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

quaint

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).

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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.

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

quandary

Definition
(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
Definition
(noun) state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
Synonyms : dilemma
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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.....

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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)

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!

quarantine

Definition
(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
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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.

quarry

Definition
(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
Definition
(noun) a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
Synonyms : pit stone pit
Example Sentence
  • a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'
Definition
(noun) animal hunted or caught for food
Synonyms : prey
Definition
(verb) extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
Example Sentence
  • quarry marble
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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

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

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

Quarry

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..

quash

Definition
(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
Definition
(verb) declare invalid
Example Sentence
  • The contract was annulled
  • void a plea
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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

quell

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

querulous

Definition
(adj) habitually complaining
Synonyms : fretful whiney whiny
Example Sentence
  • a whiny child
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One who keeps questioning (querying) everything.

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

quibble

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
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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..

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Query + babble (minor objection/murmuring).

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

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