Do not be misled by the exorbitant claims of this quack; he cannot cure you.
Most mammals are quadrupeds.
drink with relish
As we quaffed our ale, we listened to the gay songs of the students in the tavern.
soft, wet, boggy land; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
Up to her knees in mud, Myra wondered how on earth she was going to extricate herself from this quagmire.
cower; lose heart
He was afraid that he would quail in the face of danger.
odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
Her quaint clothes and old-fashioned language marked her as an eccentric.
Unable to give the candidate full support, the mayor gave him only a qualified endorsement.
His qualms of conscience had become so great that he decided to abandon his plans.
When the two colleges to which he had applied accepted him, he was in a quandary as to which one he should attend.
victim; object of a hunt
The police closed in on their quarry.
They quarried blocks of marble out of the hillside.
subdue; crush; squash
The authorities acted quickly to quash the student rebellion, sending in tanks to cow the demonstrators.
dock; landing place
Because of the captain's carelessness, the ship crashed into the quay.
easily nauseated; squeamish
As the ship left the harbor, he became queasy and thought that he was going to suffer from seasickness.
put down; quiet
The police used fire hoses and teat gas to quell the rioters.
His classmates were repelled by his querulous and complaining statements.
They stood patiently in the queue outside the movie theatre.
equivocate; play on words
Do not quibble; I want a straightforward and definite answer.
at rest; dormant
After this geyser erupts, it will remain quiescent for twenty-four hours.
He was impressed by the air of quietude and peace that pervaded the valley.
purest and highest embodiment
Noel Coward displayed the quintessence of wit.
You are unpopular because you are too free with your quips and sarcastic comments.
startling twise; caprice
By a quirk of fate, he found himself working for the man whom he had discharged years before.
traitor who aids invaders
In his conquest of Europe, Hitler was aided by the quislings who betrayed their own people and served in the puppet governments established by the Nazis.
case for arrows
Robin Hood reached back and plucked one last arrow from his quiver.
idealistic but impractical
His head is in the clouds; he is constantly presenting these quixotic schemes.
bantering; comical; humorously serious
Will Rogers' quizzical remarks endeared him to his audiences.
number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
The senator asked for a roll call to determine whether a quorum was present.