quarry V. /挖掘出，寻找出/dig into. They quarried blocks of marble out of the hillside. also N. Word List 39 quay-recurrent
quay N. /码头/dock; landing place. Because of the captain's carelessness, the ship crashed into the quay.
queasy ADJ. /神经质的，洁癖的;易呕吐的/easily nauseated; squeamish. Remember that great chase movie, the one with the carsick passenger? That's right: Queasy Rider!
quell V. /扑灭;镇压;平息/extinguish; put down; quiet. Miss Minchin's demeanor was so stern and forbidding that she could quell any unrest among her students with one intimidating glance.
quench V. /弄湿;扑灭;熄灭;淬火/douse or extinguish; assuage or satisfy. No matter how much water the hiker drank, she could not quench her thirst.
querulous ADJ. /鸣不平的;易发牢骚的/fretful; whining. Even the most agreeable toddlers can begin to act querulous if they miss their nap.
query N. /问询;质问/inquiry; question. In her column "Ask Beth," the columnist invites young readers to send her their queries about life and love.
quibble N. /遁词;狡辩;支吾;吹毛求疵/minor objection or complaint. Aside from a few hundred teensy-weensy quibbles about the set, the script, the actors, the director, the costumes, the lighting, and the props, the hypercritical critic loved the play. alsoV.
quiescent ADJ. /睡眠的;休息的;暂停活动的/at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive. After the great eruption, fear of Mount Etna was great; people did not return to cultivate its rich hillside lands until the volcano had been quiescent for a full two years. quiescence, N.
quietude N. /平静;宁静/tranquility. He was impressed by the air of quietude and peace that pervaded the valley.
quintessence N. /精粹;精华/purest and highest embodiment. Noel Coward displayed the quintessence of wit.
quip N. /嘲弄;讽刺/taunt. You are unpopular because you are too free with your quips and sarcastic comments. alsoV.
quirk N. /反复无常;怪僻/startling twist; caprice. By a quirk of fate, he found himself working for the man whom he had discharged years before.
quiver V. /振动的;颤抖的;敏捷的/tremble; shake. The bird dog's nose twitched and his whiskers quivered as he strained eagerly against the leash. also N.
quiver N. /舐箭的/case for arrows. Robin Hood reached back and plucked one last arrow from his quiver. (secondary meaning)