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quire twenty-four or twenty-five identical sheets of paper; twentieth part of a ream. [2 definitions]
quirk an odd personal trait; idiosyncrasy. [3 definitions]
quirky characterized by oddities or peculiarities.
quirt a short whip used by a rider to make a mount go faster. [2 definitions]
quisling a citizen of a political unit who collaborates with an invading force, esp. one who exercises political power on behalf of a foreign conqueror.
quit to resign; give up; decline to take further part in. [8 definitions]
quitch see "couch grass."
quitclaim the transfer of one's interest, right, or title, as to a piece of property, without a guarantee that the title is good or that there are no debts attached to the property. [2 definitions]
quite to the greatest extent; completely; entirely. [3 definitions]
quite a few a rather large number of people or things.
Quito the capital of Ecuador.
quitrent rent paid by a feudal freeholder in the place of services otherwise required.
quits having no grounds for hostility, dissatisfaction, or a further claim, as the result of a repayment or equitable settlement.
quittance a freeing from something owed, such as a duty, debt, or punishment. [3 definitions]
quitter someone who habitually gives up or admits defeat, esp. when faced by difficulties or danger.
quiver1 to shake with very small, rapid movements. [2 definitions]
quiver2 a case designed to hold and transport arrows, often strapped to the back or waist. [2 definitions]
qui vive (French) who goes there?
quixotic absurdly and impractically gallant or idealistic.
quiz to question so as to test students' learning, esp. informally and without prior notification. [4 definitions]
quiz program a radio or television program in which people compete for prizes by answering questions; quiz show.