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Q Vocabulary Words Quiz

Can you guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter Q?
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Last updated: December 9, 2017
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First submittedNovember 28, 2012
Times taken38,649
Average score54.5%
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Definition
Word
Pen made from a bird feather
Quill
Pier
Quay
To 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
40 Comments
+7
Level 44
Dec 15, 2012
No "Quibbler" nor "Quidditch"? Bummer.
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Level 83
Sep 4, 2014
Not real words, I'm afraid. :-) Might as well put Quirrell.
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Level 75
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 73
Jun 23, 2016
They're "real" words as soon as someone invents them and/or uses them
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Level 89
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 77
Aug 13, 2018
How is "quibbler" not a word? It means "one who quibbles."
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Level 70
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 70
Apr 23, 2015
Thank you, "Family Guy", for Quagmire and Quahog :D
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Level 75
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 56
Apr 23, 2015
Perfect example of "quibble."
+1
Level 59
Mar 19, 2024
Note to the Quzzmaster: before referring to the shape of any fruit in a question check how they appear in ander218's garden.
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Level 65
May 22, 2024
gotta love the Quzzmaster
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Level 74
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 65
Aug 12, 2018
seconded

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_containing_Q_not_followed_by_U

+1
Level 70
Aug 20, 2019
So tired of this "joke"
+1
Level 70
Apr 23, 2015
Yeah, how about qi, qat or qaid?
+1
Level 70
Jul 16, 2015
30% must come from Rhode Island or thereabouts, no one in the world would know Quahog otherwise.
+3
Level 74
Aug 12, 2018
or watch Family Guy?
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Level 74
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 22
Jul 9, 2016
Add 'qi', under 'shortest scrabble word with a Q'? :smirk:
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Level 65
Aug 12, 2018
I remember on Myspace there was a "feeling quixotic" in the emoji section.
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Level 60
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....
+6
Level 81
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 70
Aug 20, 2019
Once again the english spelling of the word Quichot(te) foiled me...
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Level 68
Oct 15, 2020
How is it spelt in your first language Sifhraven? And do you know how Cervantes would have spelled it in his original work please?
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Level 82
Jan 1, 2022
Came here to say this - very odd definition.
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Level 70
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 63
Oct 29, 2022
Well, I’ve never eaten one, and I’ve never watched that show, so…

(I just know it because I’m a verbophile! 🤓)

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Level 68
Oct 29, 2022
Never heard of it. So now I have learned something. Quahog. It's a pretty cool word to tuck into your vocab. We have shellfish in NZ that no one else has probably heard of. (paua, pipi, etc).
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Level 89
Jul 28, 2019
I couldn't get myself away from quandary on the last one.
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Level 58
Mar 25, 2021
A quay isn't quite the same as a pier
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Level 48
May 25, 2021
what about quiche!?!?
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Level 82
Jan 5, 2022
Dang it, I always combine quay and wharf into quarff, which unfortunately is not a word
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Level 68
Oct 29, 2022
It should be.
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Level 78
Jan 31, 2022
Maybe it depends on the quince, but every one I've seen looks like an apple.
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Level 76
Oct 29, 2022
I was waiting for "quiz."
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Level 68
Oct 29, 2022
Yes, that was rather queer, wasn't it. I was waiting for quandary.
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Level 37
Oct 30, 2022
A qualm is not a"pang of conscience "