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quack, n. charlatan, empiric, pretender, mountebank.

quack, a. empirical, charlatanic, quackish.

quackery, n. empiricism, charlatanism, charlatanry, mountebankery.

quackish, a. empirical, charlatanic.

quack medicine. nostrum.

quaggy, a. boggy, queachy, swampy, marshy, fenny.

quagmire, n. slough, swamp, marsh, morass, bog, fen.

quail, n. bobwhite.

quail, v. tremble, cower, flinch, quake, blench, falter.

quaint, a. fanciful, whimsical, odd, curious, grotesque, old-fashioned.

quake, v. quiver, tremble, shake, shudder, vibrate.

quake, n. agitation, trembling, shaking, vibration, quivering.

Quaker, n. Friend.

qualification, n. condition, restriction, modification, limitation; endowment, ability, eligibility, capability, fitness, competency; allowance, diminution, adaptation, mitigation, preparation.

qualified, a. modified, limited; competent, eligible, fitted, capable.

qualify, v. modify, limit, restrict, condition; fit, prepare, equip; modulate, vary, temper; diminish, moderate, mitigate, assuage, alleviate.

quality, n. nature, character, sort, strain, condition; characteristic, peculiarity, trait, property, attribute, attribution, accident; high rank, nobility, gentry, aristocracy.

qualm, n. nausea; compunction, regret, uneasiness.

qualmish, a. nauseated.

quandary, n. perplexity, predicament, dilemma, puzzle, difficulty, strait.

quantity, n. amount.

quarrel, n. altercation, disagreement, dispute, brawl, affray, fray, variance, bickering, contention, wrangle, spat, tiff, squabble, broil, dissension.

quarrel, v. wrangle, altercate, dispute, contend, squabble, bicker, spar, jangle; disagree, clash, dissent, differ.

quarrelsome, a. disputatious, contentious, irascible, choleric, litigious, pugnacious, brawling.

quarry, n. stone pit; game, prey.

quartering, n. quadrisection, quadripartition.

quarter note. crotchet.

quarters, n. pl. rooms, lodging; posts, stations, cantonments, barracks.

quartz, n. silica, silex.

quash, v. crush, subdue, extinguish, quell, suppress; annul, overrule.

quashing, n. extinguishment, quelling, suppression; annulment, overruling.

quaver, n. shaking, trembling, quiver.—v. shake, tremble, quiver.

quay, n. wharf.

quean, n. hussy, jade.

queen, n. consort.

queer, a. odd, erratic, eccentric, peculiar, singular, unusual, uncommon, unique, whimsical, bizarre, strange, grotesque, fantastic, unconventional, nondescript, freakish, exceptional, irregular; (Colloq.) suspicious, questionable.

queer, v. (Slang) ridicule, banter, rally; spoil, discourage.

quell, v. subdue, suppress, crush, quash.

quelling, n. suppression, repression, crushing.

quench, v. slake; extinguish, stifle, suppress.

quenchless, a. unquenchable.

querulous, a. peevish, fretful, petulant, discontented, fault-finding, querimonious.

query, n. question.

quest, n. search, seeking, pursuit, request, desire, solicitation, inquiry.

question, n. interrogation, inquiry, query, quizzing, quiz, examination; objection, dispute, gainsaying, scruple, cavil; inquest, debate, discussion, disquisition, inquisition; subject, theme, topic, problem, proposition; interpellation.

question, v. interrogate, quiz, catechise, examine, inquire of, pump, heckle; doubt, query, challenge; interpellate.

questionable, a. suspicious, disputable, doubtful, debatable, problematical, moot, controvertible, dubious, indeterminate, ambiguous.

questioner, n. inquirer, interrogator, inquisitor, querist, quizzer, quiz.

questioning, a. interrogatory, inquisitive, quizzical, inquisitorial, catechistic, curious, heckling.

question mark. interrogation point, eroteme.

queue, n. pigtail (of hair), cue.

quib, n. gibe, quip, taunt, sarcasm.

quibble, n. shift, evasion, cavil, sophism, subterfuge, subtlety.

quibble, v. prevaricate, equivocate, cavil, trifle.

quibbler, n. caviler, prevaricator.

quibbling, a. trifling, evasive, prevaricative, caviling, elusive, sophistical.

quick, a. hasty, swift, fast, speedy, fleet, hurried, rapid, expeditious; living, animate, live; animated, sprightly, lively, spirited, agile, brisk, nimble, prompt, deft; irascible, passionate, choleric, excitable, hasty, sharp; summary. Antonyms: slow, dilatory, sluggish.

quicken, v. revive, vivify, vitalize, resuscitate, animate; excite, stimulate, incite, actuate; accelerate, expedite, hasten, advance, facilitate, further. Antonyms: impede, retard, hinder, obstruct, check.

quickening, n. vivification, resuscitation, reanimation, revivification, animation; excitement, stimulation, actuation, incitement; acceleration, expedition.

quickening, a. accelerative.

quickness, n. fleetness, expedition, rapidity, celerity, alacrity, agility, dispatch, velocity, haste, speed, facility.

quicksand, n. syrtis.

quid, n. cud.

quiddity, n. cavil, quibble, subterfuge.

quiet, a. calm, still, pacific, motionless, unmoved, stagnant, placid, serene, undisturbed, unruffled, halcyon, unmolested; hushed, silent, still, noiseless, inaudible; demure, meek, inoffensive, gentle, retiring, modest, unobtrusive, unassuming, undemonstrative, staid, reserved, sedate; sequestered, unfrequented, retired, secluded. Antonyms: noisy, tumultuous, boisterous, hoidenish, rude, stormy, disturbed, obtrusive, forward, demonstrative.

quiet, v. still, hush, lull, appease, allay, compose, tranquilize, pacify, becalm; assuage, alleviate, mollify, moderate, relieve. Antonyms: arouse, aggravate, exasperate, intensify, increase.

quietness, n. stillness, quiescence, quiet, repose, calmness, tranquillity, serenity, unobtrusiveness, silence, inaudibility.

quill feathers. remiges.