quixotic ADJ. /空想的;狂想的/idealistic but impractical. Constantly coming up with quixotic, unworkable schemes to save the world, Simon has his heart in the right place, but his head somewhere in the clouds.
quizzical ADJ. /古怪的;嘲弄的;令人好奇的/teasing; bantering; mocking; curious. When the skinny teenager tripped over his own feet stepping into the bullpen, Coach raised one quizzical eyebrow, shook his head, and said, "Okay, kid. You're here, let's see what you've got."
quorum N. /法定人数/number of members necessary to conduct a meeting. The senator asked for a roll call to determine whether a quorum was present.
rabid ADJ. /狂暴的;激烈的/like a fanatic; furious. He was a rabid follower of the Dodgers and watched them play whenever he could go to the ball park.
raconteur N. /善谈的人;满肚子故事的人/storyteller. My father was a gifted raconteur with an unlimited supply of anecdotes.
rail V. /责骂;斥责;咆哮/scold; rant. You may rail at him all you want; you will never change him.
raiment N. /衣服/clothing. "How can I go to the ball?" asked Cinderella. "I have no raiment fit to wear."
rally V. /复原，恢复;召集，集合/call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate. Washington quickly rallied his troops to fight off the British attack. The patient had been sinking throughout the night, but at dawn she rallied and made a complete recovery.
ramble V. /游荡;漫无目的游荡/wander aimlessly (physically or mentally). Listening to the teacher ramble, Judy wondered whether he'd ever get to his point.