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quartz.noun
the crystalline form of sand; a very hard mineral composed of silica, SiO2, found worldwide in many different types of rocks, including sandstone and granite. Varieties of quartz include agate, chalcedony, chert, flint, opal and rock crystal. 
quartzose.adjective

quantize, quantized, quantizing, quantizes.transitive verbs
in physics, to limit the possible values of (a magnitude or quantity) to a discrete set of values by quantum mechanical rules; to apply quantum mechanics or the quantum theory to
quantization.noun

quantity.noun,.plural.quantities
a specified or an indefinite number or amount (sells rugs wholesale and in quantity)
Mathematics:.something that serves as the object of an operation

quadriplegia.noun
complete paralysis of the body from the neck down
quadriplegic.adjective and.noun

quicken, quickened, quickening, quickens.verbs
transitive verb use.to make alive with (Colossians 2:13 "And you ...has he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses."; 1Timothy 6:13 "...God, who quickens all things..."); vitalize; to make more rapid; accelerate; to excite and stimulate; stir; bring about
intransitive verb use.to become more rapid; to come or return to life; to reach the stage of pregnancy when the fetus can be felt to move
quickener.noun,.plural.quickeners
(many glue preparations come with a quickener to hasten hardening)

quick, quicker, quickest.adjectives
moving or functioning.rapidly and energetically; fast; learning, thinking and being carefully alert, but with speed and dexterity; bright (a quick mind that is alert to things of the present, both within and around them); nimble; perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity; keen; reacting.immediately and sharply (a quick temper); occurring or achieved in a relatively.brief.period of time (the river rose had a quick rise once the dam was opened); done or occurring immediately (a quick inspection); tending to react hastily (quick to praise others for good work)
quick.noun
the sensitive or raw exposed flesh as under the fingernails (when you cut your nails avoid cutting the quick); the most personal and sensitive aspect of the emotions (her remarks cut to the quick); the living (the quick and the dead); the vital.core; the essence (got to the quick of the matter)
quick.adverb
quickly; promptly
quickly.adverb
quickness.noun

quinone.noun,.plural.quinones
any of a class of aromatic compounds found widely in plants, especially the yellow crystalline form, CO(CHCH)2CO, used in making dyes

quirk.noun,.plural.quirks
a peculiarity of behavior; an idiosyncrasy; eccentricity; an unpredictable or unaccountable act or event; a vagary (a quirk of fate); a sudden sharp turn or twist; an equivocation; a quibble
quirkily.adverb
quirky.adjective
quirkiness.noun

q.v. abbreviation
Latin. Quod vide (which see)

quintessential.adjective
of, relating to or having the nature of a quintessence; being the most typical
quintessentially.adverb
quintessence.noun
the pure, highly concentrated essence of a thing; the purest or most typical instance (the quintessence of beauty)

qualm.noun,.plural.qualms
a sudden feeling of sickness, faintness or nausea; a sudden disturbing feeling (qualms of homesickness); an uneasy feeling about the propriety or rightness of a course of action
qualmish.adjective
qualmishly.adverb

quotient.noun
the number obtained by dividing one quantity by another (in 45 ÷ 3 = 15, 15 is the quotient)

quell, quelled, quelling, quells.transitive verbs
to put down forcibly; suppress-(police quelled the riot); to pacify; quiet (finally quelled the children's fears over the loud thunder storm)

quisling.noun
a traitor who serves as the puppet of the enemy occupying his or her country

quibble, quibbled, quibbling, quibbles.intransitive verbs
to evade the truth or importance of an issue by raising trivial distinctions and objections; to find fault or criticize for petty reasons; cavil; carp, niggle, nitpick
quibble.noun
a petty distinction or an irrelevant objection
quibbler.noun

quixotic.also.quixotical.adjective
caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuit of unreachable goals; idealistic without regard to practicality; capricious; impulsive
quixotically.adverb
quixotism.noun

queasy.also.queazy, queasier.also.queazier, queasiest, queaziest.adjectives
experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; causing nausea; sickening (the queasy lurch of an airplane during a storm); causing uneasiness; uneasy; troubled; easily troubled; ill at ease; squeamish
queasily.adverb
queasiness.noun

quarrel.noun,.plural.quarrels
an angry.dispute; an altercation; a cause of a dispute or an argument; when two or more people quarrel, they have an angry argument (at one point we quarrelled, over something silly; my brother quarrelled with my father); if you say that you have no quarrel with someone or something, you mean that you do not disagree with them
quarrel, quarreled.also spelt.quarrelled, quarreling.also spelt.quarrelling, quarrels.intransitive verbs
to engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily; hot to disagree; differ
quarreler.noun,.plural.quarrelers

quarrelsome.adjective
given to quarreling; contentious; argumentative; marked by quarreling; belligerent

querulous.adjective
given to complaining; peevish; expressing a complaint or grievance; grumbling (a querulous voice; querulous comments) querulously.adverb
querulousness.noun

quiet, quieter, quietest.adjectives
making no noise; silent (when he's on the computer, the place is quiet); free of noise; hushed (a quiet place for studying); calm; still (floating on quiet waters); free of.turmoil and agitation; restful; soothing (a quiet afternoon nap; a warm, quiet bath); tranquil; serene (a quiet manner); not showy or garish; restrained (a room decorated in quiet colors)
quiet.noun
the quality or condition of being quiet
quiet, quieted, quieting, quiets.verbs
transitive verb use.to cause to become quiet
intransitive verb use.to become quiet (finally the workers next door turned off the loud compressor used to power the nail gun to secure shingles to the roof)
quietly.adverb
quietness.noun

quite.adverb
to the greatest extent; you use quite to indicate that something is the case to a fairly great extent; the word quite is less emphatic than 'very' and 'extremely' (I felt quite bitter about it at the time; well, actually it requires quite a bit of work and research; I was quite a long way away from the rest of them on the hike; quite alone; not quite finished); actually; really; you use quite after a negative to make what you are saying weaker or less definite; vagueness (something here is not quite right; he never quite followed in the footsteps of his honest father; after treatment he was able to continue but it would take quite some time before he would be the same person again); you use quite in front of a noun group to emphasize that a person or thing is very impressive or unusual (oh, he's quite a character, she replied; it's quite a city, Boston)

quiescent.adjective
being quiet, still or at rest; inactive; latent
quiescently.adverb
quiescence.noun

quaint, quainter, quaintest.adjectives
odd, especially in an old-fashioned way; unfamiliar or unusual in character; strange.(quaint dialect words; a quaint outside sitting cafe in Paris)
quaintly.adverb
quaintness.noun

questionable.adjective
open to doubt or challenge; not yet determined or specified
questionability.or.questionableness.noun
questionably.adverb

question.noun
an expression of inquiry that invites or calls for a reply; an interrogative sentence, phrase or gesture; a subject or point open to controversy; an issue; a point or subject under discussion or consideration; proposition brought up for consideration by an assembly; the act of bringing a proposal to vote; uncertainty; doubt (there is no question about the validity of the offer) question, questioned, questioning, questions.verbs
transitive verb use.to put a question to; ask; interrogate; to express doubt about; dispute; to analyze; examine
intransitive verb use.to ask questions
out of the question.idiom
not worth considering; impossible (starting over is out of the question)
questioningly.adverb
questioner.noun,.plural.questioners

quilt.noun
a bedspread or blanket made of two layers of fabric with a layer in between of cotton, wool, feathers or the fine, soft, fluffy feathers called down, all stitched firmly together, usually in a decorative crisscross design; a thick protective cover similar to or suggestive of a quilt
quilt, quilted, quilting, quilts.verbs
transitive verb use.to make into a quilt by stitching.(layers of fabric) together; to construct like a quilt (quilt a skirt; quilt a bedspread)
intransitive verb use.to make a quilt; to do quilted work
quilter.noun

quire.noun,.plural.quires
a set of 24 or sometimes 25 sheets of paper of the same size and stock; one twentieth of a ream; a collection of leaves of parchment or paper, folded one within the other, in a manuscript or book

quiver, quivered, quivering, quivers.intransitive verbs
to shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement
quiver.noun
the act or motion of quivering; a portable case for holding arrows; a case full of arrows
quivery.adjective
quaver, quavered, quavering, quavers.verbs
intransitive verb use.to quiver, as from weakness; tremble; to speak in a quivering voice; utter a quivering sound. 3. Music. To produce a trill on an instrument or with the voice
transitive verb use.to utter or sing in a trilling voice
quaver.noun, plural.quavers
a quivering sound; a trill
quaveringly.adverb
quavery.adjective

quart.noun, plural.quarts
a unit of volume or capacity used in liquid.measure, equal to 1/4 gallon or 32 ounces (0.946 liter); a quart is more than a liter

quarters.noun
a place of residence, especially the buildings used for living accommodation; a specific district or section, as of a city (the French Quarter); an unspecified person or group (information from the highest quarters; from my quarter, I comprehend it to be this way)
quarter.adjective
being one of four equal or equivalent parts; being one fourth of a standard or usual value
quarter, quartered, quartering, quarters.verbs
transitive verb use.to furnish with housing; to divide into four equal or equivalent parts; to divide or separate into a number of parts; to mark or place holes, for example, a fourth of a circle apart
intransitive verb use.to take up or be assigned lodgings
quarter.noun
one of four equal parts; a coin equal to one fourth of the dollar of the United States of America and Canada; one fourth of an hour; 15 minutes; one fourth of a year; three months (sales were up in the second quarter); one fourth of the period of the moon's revolution around Earth; one of the four phases of the moon (the first quarter; the third quarter); one of four equal periods of playing time into which some games, such as football and basketball, are divided; one fourth of a yard; nine inches; one fourth of a mile; two furlongs; one fourth of a pound; four ounces; one fourth of a ton; 500 pounds; a measure of grain equal to approximately eight bushels; one fourth of a hundredweight; 25 pounds; one fourth of a British hundredweight; 28 pounds; one of the four major divisions of the compass; one fourth of the distance between any two of the 32 divisions of the compass; one of the four major divisions of the horizon as determined by the four major points of the compass; a region or an area of the earth thought of as falling into such a specific division of the compass
Nautical:.the general direction on either side of a ship located 45° off the stern; the upper portion of the after side of a ship, usually between the aftermost mast and the stern

Queen Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I (1533-1603 A.D.), Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603) was one of England's greatest monarchs, ruling from 1558 right after her father King Henry VIII's death, until her death in 1603. Her reign, known as the Elizabethan Age, was marked by great prosperity and achievement in many fields. She inherited absolute sovereign power from her father, that is, until she signed her way out of it. Perhaps she was just not too bright or more probably was intimidated into doing so. Ever since, England's royalty has been reduced to a limited monarchy. Who are they behind this control today? This famous portrait of Queen Elizabeth standing on a map of England was painted by M. Gheeraerts. It is housed in the National Portrait Gallery, in London..Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

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