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

One who keeps questioning (querying) everything.


querulous : quarrelsome louse.


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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


(noun) an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
Synonyms : cavil quiddity
(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



(adj) not active or activated
Example Sentence
  • the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation
(adj) marked by a state of tranquil repose
Example Sentence
  • the quiescent melancholy of the town
(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.

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

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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..


(noun) the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
Synonyms : ether
(noun) the purest and most concentrated essence of something Definition
(noun) the most typical example or representative of a type
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quintessence

we have quintal(quint) of PURE and SACRED feeling(ESSENCE) for GOD


(noun) a witty saying
Synonyms : epigram
(noun) witty remark
Synonyms : crack sally wisecrack
(verb) make jokes or quips
Synonyms : gag
Example Sentence
  • The students were gagging during dinner
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quip


qu+tip---why should i give tip for such cheap service?

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whip for a quip..whip your friend for quipping you

can any one give me useful mnemonic for this..?

quip rhymes with whip...SIDDHU is famous for whipping CLEVER N SARCASTIC quotations

if you are not equip with proper amenities, your friend will taunt you.

eQUIP some one who gave a QUIP

QUIP sounds like SIP, When you sip a drink in a noisy way, others will taunt or criticize you.


(noun) someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quisling

Quisling; split like QUIT+LINK means a culprit quits and collaborate (link)with enemy

Quislings are prone to QUIZZLINGS by the government when caught!

Quisling sounds like sibling who aids betraying

quit + ling = one who quits linguistic love.

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Quisling, after Norwegian politician Vidkun Quisling, who assisted Nazi Germany to conquer his own country and ruled the collaborationist Norwegian government, is a term used to describe traitors and collaborators.

the culprit was questioned(QUIZ)...who is the TRAITOR in (LINGuistic department)who helped him to leak out the paper.

"quisling" == actually sounds like "wrestling" , ie "traitors" are always in a mood to wrestle with you

QUISLING -> CHRIST + LYING. In the Bible, Judas was caught LYING to CHRIST as he plotted to betray him.

quis+ling ; quis sounds like wise/cunning person

quisling = quis + ling; quit link i.e. quit the link is always a betrayer.


(adj) not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic
Synonyms : romantic wild-eyed
Example Sentence
  • as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood
  • a romantic disregard for money
  • a wild-eyed dream of a world state
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quixotic

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quixotic== quick + exotic, if you desire something exotic to happen quickly in your life it is just a daydream.

THIS WORD IS DERIVED FROM THE NOVEL....Don Quixote de la Mancha...where the HERO IN THE NOVEL..Cervantes GETS inspired by lofty and chivalrous but impractical ideals.................... SO QUIXOTE....QUIXOTIC....MEANS HAVING IMPRACTICAL IDEAS.......

divide it as quix(quick)+otic.. i IDEALY wanted to be a quick runner but it was IMPRACTICALas i am a fat person..

quixotic=quick+sotic(sortic)...if u sort out things quickly without thinking u ll be FOOLISH AND IMPRACTICAL

if we divide quixotic, we will notice xotic which is similar to exotic which mean unusual

Quick so thick....He is Quick and so thick(fat here)...which is unrealistic.

Don Quixote sings the song "The Impossible Dream" in the Broadway play based on the book Don Quixote. So, to be quixotic is to dream impossible dreams.


Opposite of PRAGMATIC.....

He has given quick tick on the question paper i.e. without understanding i.e. not practical.


(adj) playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)
Synonyms : mocking teasing
Example Sentence
  • his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air
(adj) perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know)
Synonyms : questioning
Example Sentence
  • he had a quizzical expression
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quizzical

quizzical =quizz+comical =quizz(curious) in a comical(teasing,mocking) way

FOCUS ON QUIZZ+ICAL..quizes increase curiosity.

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quizzical =quizz+comical =quizz(curious) in a comical(teasing,mocking) way

how you feel in a difficult quiz?

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