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Quaint (a.)

Pleasantly old-fashioned ; picturesque

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Quandary (n.)

State of perplexity ; predicament

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Quast (adv. or a.)

Almost ; near ; resembling

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Quay (n.)

A landing on the edge of the water ; wharf ; pier

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Quell (v.)

To put an end to ; to squelch ; to suppress

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Query (n.)

A question ; an inquiry

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Queue (n.)

A line or file

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Quiescent (a.)

Motionless ; at rest ; still

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Quintessential (a.)

Being the most perfect example of

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Quizzical (a.)

Teasing ; mocking ; questioning ; inquisitive

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Quotidian (a.)

Daily ; everyday ; ordinary

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Rampant (a.)

Widespread ; uncontrollable ; prevalent ; raging

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Rapture (n.)

Ecstasy ; bliss ; unequaled joy

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Rarefied (a.)

Esoteric ; interesting to a select group only ; exalted

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Ratify (v.)

To confirm ; to approve something formally

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Ratiocination (n.)

Logical reasoning

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Rationale (n.)

Underlying reason ; basis ; reasoning

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Raucous (a.)

Stridently loud ; harsh ; rowdy

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Reactionary (a.)

Ultraconservative ; right-wing ; backward-thinking

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Rebuff (v.)

To snub ; to reject

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Recidivism (n.)

The act of repeating an offense

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Reclaim (v.)

To make uncultivated areas of land fit for cultivation ; to recover usable substance from refuse ; to claim again ; to demand the restoration of

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Redeem (v.)

To buy back ; to fulfill ; to make up for ; to rescue from sin

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Redress (v.)

To remedy ; to make amends for

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Referendum (n.)

A public vote on a measure proposed or passed by a legislature

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Refractory (a.)

Disobedient and hard to manage ; resisting treatment

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Regime (n.)

A government power ; a system of government

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Regimen (n.)

A regulated course

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Remission (n.)

The temporary or permanent disappearance of a disease ; pardon

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Remuneration (v.)

Payment ; recompense