querulous (ˈkwɛrʊləs)

adj. [habitually complaining ]

 

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quarrel

n/v.[angry argument or disagreement] 

  ex. I had a quarrel with my roommate about who should do the housework. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

quest

n/v. [an act or instance of seeking; A quest is all about seeking something important, and it often involves a journey.]

  ex. the quest of Higgs particle~!

  ex. People would travel the world in a quest for gold.

 

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字根 quer  quest  quisit   == seek 尋找

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queue

n/v. [a waiting line]

  ps. A queue is a line of things, usually people. If you go to the store on a big sale day, there will probably be a long queue at the check-out.

  ex. send documents to the printer queue

  ex. a queue of cars at the traffic-lights

  ex.There have been huge queues at polling stations, with some stretching up to two miles!

n. [a braid of hair usually worn hanging at the back of the head ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

quibble

v. [to evade the point of an argument by caviling(p.78) about words ]

  ps. to pick a mini-fight over something that doesn't really matter.

  ex. let's not quibble over price.

 

 

 

 

quiescent

qui(quiet; rest)-esc(becoming)-ent

adj. [marked by inactivity or repose; tranquilly at rest]

  ex. The furious rain dwindles to a rainbow, then cedes to a fiery, quiescent  sunset.

  ex. the quiescent moments lying in a hammock on a beautiful summer Sunday

adj. [causing no symptoms.]

  ex. if a disease is quiescent, you probably won't know you have it

 

 

 

 

 

quill

n.大羽毛 [one of the large feathers of the wing or tail of a bird.]

  ps.quill= a feather, as of a goose, formed into a pen for writing

n.豪豬的長而硬的刺 [one of the hollow spines on a porcupine or hedgehog.]

 

 

Sade

Movie -- Quills

Quills received three Oscar nominations at the 73rd Annual Academy Awards for Actor in a Leading Role

Geoffrey Rush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

quirk 

n. [A quirk is a unique, odd, and sometimes charming trait that makes a person stand out from the crowd]

 

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quirky adj.

 

 

Artist -- Danny Quirk

Self- Dissections

 

 

 

 

 

 

quisling

n. [traitor, esp one who helps an enemy occupying his country]

  ps. The term arose because in World War II, Vidkun Quisling, a Norwegian politician, volunteered to help the occupying Nazis rule Norway for Germany.

 

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/solonews/388096

 

 

 

 

 

quiver  (與quaver同來源; 在上一頁中我們有談到唷)

v/n. [to shake or move with a slight trembling motion; often from the fear]

  ex. the quiver of an eyelid(眼皮)

  ex. Of course every one was immediately quivering with intense anxiety and eagerness.

  ex. "Sir!" he began with quivering lips, and made a step forwards.

n.箭筒 [a case for carrying or holding arrows]

How the quiver tree survives in the desert

 

 

 

 

 

 

quixotic

adj. [foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action]

 

『Don Quixote' is a novel written by Miguel de Cervantes

Man of La Mancha (1972) - I, Don Quixote

 

 

 

 

 

 

quota

n.配額, 限額 [A quota is the limited number or quantity of something which is officially allowed.]

  ex. Local media have reported that new bank loans would not exceed the quota this year, citing industry sources.

 

記:quota and dota

Quota comes from the Latin phrase quota pars, or "how large a part".

 

 

 

 

 

quote

v. [to speak or write (a passage) from another usually with credit acknowledgment]

  ps. If a journalist is interviewing you and you blurt out something inappropriate, you will have to ask them not to quote you on that.

  ex. He's often quoting verses from the Bible.

  ps. quotation marks

Famous Quotes at BrainyQuote

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
by Charles Darwin

 

 

 

 

 

 

quotidian

adj. [belonging to each day ]

ps. a malarial fever characterized by attacks that recur daily

 

 

記:QUOTE AN INDIAN every day.

mundane

routine

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

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