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Quack

quackery - Quackery is the promotion of unproven or fraudulent medical practices.

Short Definition : charlatan; impostor

Definition

(noun) an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice


Definition
(noun) the harsh sound of a duck


Definition
(verb) utter quacking noises

Example Sentence 
  • The ducks quacked

Definition
(verb) act as a medical quack or a charlatan


Definition
(adj) medically unqualified

Example Sentence 
  • a quack doctor

think of it as...if a person quacks like a duck...he is an impostor who is acting like a duck

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quadruped

Short Definition : four-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped

3

quaff

Short Definition : drink with zest; drink with relish(zest; hearty enjoyment); CF. sip

sounds like cough. When we have a cough, we DRINK cough syrup which is quite tasty actually.

Definition
(noun) a hearty draft


Definition
(verb) to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught

Synonyms : gulp , swig
Example Sentence 
  • The men gulped down their beers

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quagmire

Short Definition : bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself

 জলকাদাযর়্ভরা জায়গা (N), প্যাচপেচে জমি (N), কর্দমাক্ত জমি (N), জলা (N), জলাভূমি (N), দলদলি (N), খাল (N)

If you know mire, you can relate, quag, mire, quagmire all mean the same

Definition
(noun) a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

Synonyms : mire , morass , quag , slack

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Quail

 

Short Definition : cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart

quail = জাতীয় সুখাদ্য ছোটো পাখি


rain quail = বটের
jungle bush quail = জংলি বটের

 when whale comes to you u will quail

Definition
(noun) flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised


Definition
(noun) small gallinaceous game birds


Definition
(verb) draw back, as with fear or pain

Synonyms : cringe , flinch , funk , recoil , shrink , squinch , wince
Example Sentence 
  • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

English to Bengali meaning of quail

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quaint

Short Definition : odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque

 অদ্ভুত (Adj.), দক্ষ (Adj.), মনোরম (Adj.), খেয়ালী (Adj.), উদ্ভটি (Adj.), উদ্ভট (Adj.)

 gre bigbook QUANT'S questions are old fashioned

Definition
(adj) attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)

Synonyms : old-time , olde worlde
Example Sentence 
  • houses with quaint thatched roofs

Definition
(adj) very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance

Example Sentence 
  • the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacularname
  • came forth a quaint and fearful sight
  • a quaint sense of humor
  •  

Definition
(adj) strange in an interesting or pleasing way

 

English to Bengali meaning of quaint

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qualified

Short Definition : limited; restricted; V. qualify: limit the meaning of; modify

 গুণসম্পন্ন (Adj.), যোগ্য (Adj.), যোগ্যতাসম্পন্ন (Adj.), সীমাবদ্ধ (Adj.), নিয়ন্ত্রিত (Adj.), পরিবর্তিত (Adj.)

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Quandary

Short Definition : dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.

 ফাঁপর (N), সঙ্কট (N), মুশকিল (N)

 quantary relates to quantum physics,which is so complex that it leaves you in DILEMMA about the UNCERTAINITY of photon

 quantary relates to quantum physics,which is so complex that it leaves you in DILEMMA about the UNCERTAINITY of photon

Definition
(noun) state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options

Synonyms : dilemma

Definition
(noun) a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one

Synonyms : plight , predicament

English to Bengali meaning of quandary

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quarry

Short Definition : dig into (to get stone); N: mine;

শিকারি পাখি না জন্তুর শিকারের লক্ষ্য বা অনুসৃত শিকার


quarry-man = খাদানের মজুর

quarry sounds like query we know query is to ask questions when you r in doubt or when you desire to know more, and quarry means to dig deep when you want something from earth

Definition
(noun) a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

Synonyms : pit , stone pit
Example Sentence 
  • a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'

Definition
(noun) animal hunted or caught for food

Synonyms : prey

Definition
(verb) extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry

Example Sentence 
  • quarry marble
  •  

Definition
(noun) a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence

Synonyms : fair game , prey , target

English to Bengali meaning of quarry

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quash

Short Definition : crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court

 রদ করা

quash can be framed as CRUSH to ash, so qu+(ASH)

squash also means the same - compress/suppress.

Definition
(verb) declare invalid

Synonyms : annul , avoid , invalidate , nullify , void

Definition
(verb) put down by force or intimidation

Synonyms : keep down , reduce , repress , subdue , subjugate

English to Bengali meaning of quash

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quay

 

Quay
wharf - A wharf or quay is a structure on the shore of a harbor where ships may dock to load and unload cargo or passengers.

Short Definition : dock; wharf; pier; landing place (for boats)

মাল বোঝাই বা খালাস করার জন্যে নির্মিত জাহাজঘাটা

u can see QUAY (pronouced as "Ki") near sea...:)

Definition
(noun) wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline

English to Bengali meaning of quay

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queasy

Short Definition : experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy

 সহজে বিচলিত (Adj.), বমনোদ্রেককর (Adj.), পেট খারাপ করায় এমন (Adj.), অসুস্থ বোধ করিতেছে এমন (Adj.), বমনেচ্ছুক (Adj.), রূচিবাগীশ (Adj.)

Prefix "ku" in Sanskrit converts a word into opposite. ku + easy = uneasy. i.e., feeling uneasy.

Definition
(adj) causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

Synonyms : anxious , nervous , uneasy , unquiet

Definition
(adj) feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

Synonyms : nauseated , nauseous , sick , sickish

Definition
(adj) causing or able to cause nausea

Synonyms : loathsome , nauseating , nauseous , noisome , offensive , sickening , vile

English to Bengali meaning of queasy

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queer

Short Definition : strange; eccentric; deviating from the normal

 অদ্ভুত , বিচিত্র


queer the pitch for somebody = সম্ভাবনা আগে থেকে নষ্ট করে দেওয়া
queer tale = আষাঢ়ে গল্প
Queer Street = ঋণগ্রস্থ ও দুর্দশাপন্ন ব্যক্তিদের কল্পিত আবাস

queer:queen-beer, a queen with a beer is strange.

Definition
(adj) homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

Synonyms : gay , homophile

Definition
(adj) beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

Synonyms : curious , funny , odd , peculiar , rum , rummy , singular

Definition
(verb) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Synonyms : endanger , expose , peril , scupper

Definition
(verb) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

Synonyms : baffle , bilk , cross , foil , frustrate , scotch , spoil , thwart

Definition
(noun) offensive term for an openly homosexual man

Synonyms : fag , faggot , fagot , fairy , nance , pansy , poof , poove , pouf , queen

English to Bengali meaning of queer

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quell

Short Definition : suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kil 

দমন করা , বশে আনা l

Quell sounds like KOwel fufi...who will quell any offensive things as she is very decent person.:)

Definition
(verb) overcome or allay

Synonyms : appease , stay
Example Sentence 
  • quell my hunger

Definition
(verb) suppress or crush completely

Synonyms : quench , squelch

English to Bengali meaning of quell

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quench

A quench is a rapid cooling. 

Short Definition : assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress

 তৃষ্ণা নিবারণ করা


quench thirst = 1. তৃষ্ণা নিবারণ    2. তৃষ্ণা মিটানো

 

Definition
(verb) electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device


Definition
(verb) suppress or crush completely

Synonyms : quell , squelch
Example Sentence 
  • squelch any sign of dissent
  • quench a rebellion

Definition
(verb) reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance


Definition
(verb) cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid

Example Sentence 
  • quench steel

Definition
(verb) satisfy (thirst)

Synonyms : allay , assuage , slake
Example Sentence 
  • The cold water quenched his thirst

Definition
(verb) put out, as of fires, flames, or lights

Synonyms : blow out , extinguish , snuff out

English to Bengali meaning of quench

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quibble

Luna profile

 

Short Definition : minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil

 টাল (N), শ্লেষ (N), দ্ব্যর্থক কথা (N), ফক্কিা (N), বাক্চাতুরী (N), কৌশলে পরিহার করা (V)

Remember, the magazine by Luna LoveGod's father - "The quibbler", it was called so because it carried petty criticism of people

Definition
(noun) an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections

Synonyms : cavil , quiddity

Definition
(verb) evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections


Definition
(verb) argue over petty things

Synonyms : bicker , brabble , niggle , pettifog , squabble
Example Sentence 
  • Let's not quibble over pennies

English to Bengali meaning of quibble

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quicksilver

Short Definition : mercury

পারদ , পারা

quicksilver, is a mercury which is very volatile..:)

Definition
(noun) a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures

Example Sentence 

  • erratic behavior
  • fickle weather
  • mercurial twists of temperament
  • a quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment, utterly fragile the next
Synonyms : atomic number 80 , hg , hydrargyrum , mercury

Definition
(adj) liable to sudden unpredictable change

Synonyms : erratic , fickle , mercurial

English to Bengali meaning of quicksilver

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quiescent

Short Definition : dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence

নিশ্চল , স্থির

quiescent => quies ~ quiet = motionless

Definition
(adj) not active or activated

Example Sentence 
  • the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation

Definition
(adj) marked by a state of tranquil repose

Example Sentence 
  • the quiescent melancholy of the town

Definition
(adj) being quiet or still or inactive


Definition
(adj) (pathology) causing no symptoms

Example Sentence 
  • a quiescent tumor

English to Bengali meaning of quiescent

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quietude

Short Definition : tranquillity; calmness

শান্তি (N), বিশ্রাম (N), স্থৈয্র্য (N), নিস্তব্ধতা (N)

quiet.+tude.look at the word.quiet..means..calm...silent...so quietude means calmness..tranquill

Definition
(noun) a state of peace and quiet

Synonyms : quietness , tranquility , tranquillity
 

English to Bengali meaning of quietude

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quintessence

Short Definition : purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence

কোনো কিছুর পরাকাষ্�� া

 we have quintal(quint) of PURE and SACRED feeling(ESSENCE) for GOD

Definition
(noun) the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies

Synonyms : ether

Definition
(noun) the purest and most concentrated essence of something


Definition
(noun) the most typical example or representative of a type

English to Bengali meaning of quintessence

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quip

Short Definition : taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.

বুদ্ধিদীপ্ত পরিহাস

 To WHIP with a QUOTE = QUIP

Definition
(noun) a witty saying

Synonyms : epigram

Definition
(noun) witty remark

Synonyms : crack , sally , wisecrack

Definition
(verb) make jokes or quips

Synonyms : gag
Example Sentence 
  • The students were gagging during dinner

English to Bengali meaning of quip

 

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quirk

Short Definition : sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate

পরিহাস , সরস জবাব, Sharp turn

in harry potter the magical car/bus took quirk many times

 

Definition
(noun) a strange attitude or habit

Synonyms : crotchet , oddity , queerness , quirkiness

Definition
(noun) a narrow groove beside a beading


Definition
(verb) twist or curve abruptly

Example Sentence 
  • She quirked her head in a peculiar way

English to Bengali meaning of quirk

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quisling

A quisling is a person who collaborated with Axis forces in occupied Allied countries during World War II - including members of fascist and collaborationist political parties and military and paramilitary forces.

দেশদখলকারী শত্রুপক্ষের সহযোগী , দেশদ্রোহী

 Quisling; split like QUIT+LINK means a culprit quits and collaborate (link)with enemy

Definition
(noun) someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force

Synonyms : collaborationist , collaborator

English to Bengali meaning of quisling

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quiver

Short Definition : tremble; shake; N.

1. কাঁপা; কম্পিত হওয়া; শিহরিত হওয়া।

 Quiver..... sounds like shiver.... when we have fever we shiver/ quiver..... tremble/ shake.

Definition
(verb) move back and forth very rapidly

Synonyms : flicker , flitter , flutter , waver
Example Sentence 
  • the candle flickered

Definition
(verb) move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

Synonyms : beat , pulsate
Example Sentence 
  • the city pulsated with music and excitement

Definition
(noun) an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

Synonyms : chill , frisson , shiver , shudder , thrill , tingle
Example Sentence 
  • a frisson of surprise shot through him

Definition
(noun) a shaky motion

Synonyms : palpitation , quivering , shakiness , shaking , trembling , vibration
Example Sentence 
  • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

Definition
(noun) case for holding arrows


Definition
(noun) the act of vibrating

Synonyms : quivering , vibration

Definition
(verb) shake with fast, tremulous movements

English to Bengali meaning of quiver

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quixotic

Short Definition : idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote

বাস্তবজ্ঞানহীন (Adj.), অত্যধিক উদার (Adj.), ভাববিলাসী (Adj.)

quixotic== quick + exotic, if you desire something exotic to happen quickly in your life it is just a daydream.

Definition
(adj) not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic

Synonyms : romantic , wild-eyed
Example Sentence 
  • as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood

English to Bengali meaning of quixotic

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quizzical

Short Definition : curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance

 জিজ্ঞাসু

 2 meaning=1.quizzical =quizz+ 2.comical =quizz(curious) in a comical(teasing,mocking) way

Definition
(adj) playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)

Synonyms : mocking , teasing
Example Sentence 
  • his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air

Definition
(adj) perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know)

Synonyms : questioning
Example Sentence 
  • he had a quizzical expression

English to Bengali meaning of quizzical

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quorum

 

Short Definition : minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting

কোরাম


quorum of a meeting = সভার গণপূর্তি

 for status quo, u need a minimum number of people

Definition
(noun) a gathering of the minimal number of members of an organization to conduct business

English to Bengali meaning of quorum

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quotidian

Short Definition : daily; commonplace; customary; Ex. quotidian routine

জ্বর সম্পর্কে প্রাত্যহিক

split it as "quote+indian".QUOTE AN INDIAN every day. Newspapers quote opinions of Indians everyday.. so its a DAILY occurence,customary

Definition
(adj) found in the ordinary course of events

Synonyms : everyday , mundane , routine , unremarkable , workaday
Example Sentence 
  • a placid everyday scene

English to Bengali meaning of quotidian

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wade

Short Definition : walk through a substance, such as water, that impedes movement

English to Bengali meaning of wade

 Remember "invade" - which means to enter a kingdom. It has "wade" in it.

Definition
(noun) English tennis player who won many women's singles titles (born in 1945)

Synonyms : virginia wade

Definition
(verb) walk (through relatively shallow water)

Example Sentence 
  • Can we wade across the river to the other side?

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waft

Short Definition : move gently (in air or in seas) by wind or waves; Ex. leaves wafting past the window

বায়ুতাড়িত গন্ধ শব্দ (N), বায়ুতাড়িত গন্ধ ধুম্রাদি (N)

 waft=wa+ft===> i.e. FLoating on WAter. i.e. driven slowly by waves.

Definition
(noun) a long flag; often tapering

Synonyms : pennant , pennon , streamer

Definition
(verb) be driven or carried along, as by the air

Example Sentence 
  • Sounds wafted into the room

Definition
(verb) blow gently

Example Sentence 
  • A breeze wafted through the door

English to Bengali meaning of waft