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Glossary of SAT 1 Vocab: Q (Quack - Quotidian)

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quack
an untrained doctor; a pretender to any skill
quadruped
a four-footed animal
quaff
to gulp; to drink in large quantities
quagmire
a swamp; a difficult situation
quail
to lose courage; to shrink with fear
quaint
strange or unusual in a pleasing or amusing way
qualm
a feeling of uneasiness
quandary
a puzzling situation; a dilemma
quarry
an animal that is being hunted down
quash
to cancel; to set aside (as an indictment)
quasi
resembling; seeming
quaver
to tremble; to shake
quay
a wharf
queasy
uneasy; nauseated
quell
to subdue; to calm down
querulous
complaining
query
a question
quest
a search
queue
a line of people waiting their turn
quibble
a petty objection or argument
quiddity
essential quality
quidnunc
a gossip or busybody
quiescent
at rest; motionless
quietus
finishing stroke; anything that ends an activity
quintessence
the pure and concentrated essence of something
quip
a witty or sarcastic remark
quirk
a peculiar characteristic of a person; a sudden twist or turn
quiver
to tremble; to shake
quixotic
extremely idealistic; romantic; not practical
quizzical
odd, questioning; puzzled
quotidian
daily

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