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Q Vocabulary Words Quiz

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter Q.
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Last updated: December 9, 2017
First submittedNovember 28, 2012
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Definition
Word
Pen made from a bird feather
Quill
Pier
Quay
Line up
Queue
Fake or incompetent doctor
Quack
Swampy area; Or, a predicament
Quagmire
To relieve thirst
Quench
Anti-malarial substance
Quinine
Silicon Dioxide
Quartz
Absurdly chivalrous in the manner
of a character by Cervantes
Quixotic
A peculiar mannerism
Quirk
Pear-shaped fruit
Quince
Definition
Word
Site for mining stone
Quarry
Type of clam
Quahog
Witty remark
Quip
Carrying case for arrows
Quiver
Extremely distant stellar object
Quasar
An angry dispute
Quarrel
Sub-atomic particle that
is inside protons and neutrons
Quark
Number required for vote
Quorum
To voice a trivial objection
Quibble
Pang of conscience
Qualm
To drink heartily
Quaff
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level 50
Dec 15, 2012
No "Quibbler" nor "Quidditch"? Bummer.
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level 81
Sep 4, 2014
Not real words, I'm afraid. :-) Might as well put Quirrell.
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level 77
Apr 23, 2015
Since Quidditch has become a real sport/game played in the muggle world, it is a "real" word now.
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level 71
Jun 23, 2016
They're "real" words as soon as someone invents them and/or uses them
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level 80
Aug 12, 2018
If not real, at least they embiggen our vocabulary so they're probably cromulent to this quiz.
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level 67
Aug 13, 2018
How is "quibbler" not a word? It means "one who quibbles."
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level 66
Aug 20, 2019
even if it hadn't become a real sport it is a real word. Not sure it counts as one as soon as someone makes it up. But as soon as other people start using the word it is.
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level 65
Apr 23, 2015
Thank you, "Family Guy", for Quagmire and Quahog :D
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level 77
Apr 23, 2015
The quinces from the tree in my yard are shaped like apples, not pears. Some cultivars are pear-shaped, and others such as maliformis and orange are apple-shaped. Of course it was easy to guess the answer, but just sayin'...
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level 55
Apr 23, 2015
Perfect example of "quibble."
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level 69
Apr 23, 2015
The answers on this quiz are all U-centric... every instance of Q is followed by U! Also, it's too USA-centric. (That was sarcasm.)
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level 66
Aug 12, 2018
seconded https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_containing_Q_not_followed_by_U
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level 66
Aug 20, 2019
So tired of this "joke"
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level 66
Apr 23, 2015
Yeah, how about qi, qat or qaid?
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level 68
Jul 16, 2015
30% must come from Rhode Island or thereabouts, no one in the world would know Quahog otherwise.
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level 73
Aug 12, 2018
or watch Family Guy?
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level 76
Dec 18, 2019
I remember it from way back when I learned touch typing. It's in a lot of the exercises. I finally got curious and looked it up :) As a side note, quahogs are all over the eastern seaboard of the Atlantic. I find it hard to believe that 30% of anything comes from Rhode Island :p
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level 25
Jul 9, 2016
Add 'qi', under 'shortest scrabble word with a Q'? :smirk:
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level 66
Aug 12, 2018
I remember on Myspace there was a "feeling quixotic" in the emoji section.
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level 56
Aug 12, 2018
No "Quetzal" or "Quail"?
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level 69
Aug 12, 2018
Wow, didn't expect 5/5 for only getting 18 of 22....
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level 72
Aug 13, 2018
Strange definition of quixotic - I don't think it's about chivalry, more about unrealistic ambitions (tilting at windmills).
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level 66
Aug 20, 2019
Once again the english spelling of the word Quichot(te) foiled me...
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level 63
Aug 13, 2018
Ever since seeing "White Men Can't Jump" I will forever pronounce "quince" like Rosie Perez buzzing in on Jeopardy
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level 65
Oct 11, 2018
Am I the only one who grew up eating quahogs or do people just know it from Family Guy?
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level 78
Jul 28, 2019
I couldn't get myself away from quandary on the last one.
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