- quaff Dictionary lookup
(v.) drinking deeply
A dog will quaff if he becomes overheated.
- quagmire Dictionary lookup
(n.) marshy land
The vehicle became stuck in the quagmire.
- quaint Dictionary lookup
(adj.) old-fashioned; unusual; odd
One of the best qualities of the bed-and-breakfast was its quaint setting in the charming English village.
- qualified Dictionary lookup
(adj.) experienced, indefinite
She was well qualified for the job after working the field for ten years.
- qualm Dictionary lookup
(n.) sudden feeling of uneasiness or doubt
His qualms about flying disappeared once the plane landed softly.
- quiescence Dictionary lookup
(n.) state of being at rest or without motion
After a tough day on the shipping dock, one needs quiescence.
A period of quiescence is useful to calm the nerves.
- quiescent Dictionary lookup
(adj.) inactive, at rest
Everyone deserves a day off and should remain quiescent on Sundays.
The Bible says that the Lord created the Earth in six days and on the seventh He was quiescent.
- quintessence Dictionary lookup
(n.) the pure essence of anything
This story is the quintessence of American fiction.
- quixotic Dictionary lookup
(adj.) foolishly idealistic; romantically idealistic; extravagantly chivalrous
He was popular with the ladies due to his quixotic charm.
She had a quixotic view of the world, believing that humans need never suffer.