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quiddity that which gives anything its specific uniqueness; essential nature. [2 definitions]
quidnunc a person who is nosy and eager to hear the latest gossip; busybody.
quid pro quo (Latin) one thing in return for another.
quiescence a state of inaction, rest, or stillness; dormancy.
quiescent in a state of inaction or rest; dormant.
quiet making little or no sound or noise. [14 definitions]
quietism a form of religious mysticism based on passive contemplation and the extinction of one's will. [2 definitions]
quietly with little or no sound.
quietude a state or condition of rest, calm, or tranquility.
quietus that which ends, silences, or suppresses; final or settling stroke. [2 definitions]
quill a bird's feather, esp. a long wing or tail feather. [6 definitions]
quillback a North American freshwater fish in which one ray of the dorsal fin is elongated.
quilling a band of fabric that is fluted to look like a row of quills.
quilt a bed covering consisting of two layers of material, sewn together in often decorative panels and filled with feathers, wool, cotton, or the like. [5 definitions]
quilting material for making quilts or quilted fabric. [2 definitions]
quilting bee a social gathering of women at which they work together on a quilt or quilts.
quin- five.
quinary consisting of five, or arranged in sets of five. [2 definitions]
quince a flowering tree of the rose family that bears an edible fruit. [2 definitions]
quincunx an arrangement of five objects in a square with one in the center and one at each corner. [2 definitions]
quinic acid a colorless crystalline acid obtained from coffee beans, the bark of the cinchona tree, and the like.