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Know these ‘Q’ words

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1. Quaff: to swallow greedily or hastily or in one draught

Eg. As he was burning with thirst, Hari quaffed deeply of the refreshing drink.

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2. Quandary: a situation from which extrication is difficult

Eg. University colleges are in a quandary about how they will cut costs and yet maintain standards.

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3. Queasy: feeling nausea

Eg. As the bus moved forwards, she felt the queasy symptoms of motion sickness.

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4. Querulous: habitually complaining

Eg. The woman’s querulous complaints made it obvious that she was not rich.

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5. Quiescent: being still, quiet, inactive

Eg. Usually only a fraction of these blood forming stem cells are active, the rest are quiescent.

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