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Glossary of GRE FLASHCARDS (Q)

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quadruped
four-footed animal
quaff
drink with relish
quagmire
soft, wet, boggy land; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
quail
cower; lose heart
quaint
odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
qualified
* limited; restricted
qualms
misgivings; uneasy fears, especially about matters of conscience
quandary
dilemma
quarry
dig into
quay
dock; landing place
queasy
easily nauseated; squeamish
quell
extinguish; put down; quiet
querulous
fretful; whining
quibble
* minor objection or complaint
quiescent
* at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive
quintessence
purest and highest embodiment
quip
taunt
quirk
startling twist; caprice
quisling
traitor who aids invaders
quiver
case for arrows
quixotic
idealistic but impractical
quizzical
teasing; bantering; mocking; curious
quorum
number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
quotidian
daily; commonplace; customary

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