Qu Words: Understanding Their Usage and Importance in English Language

In this article, you’ll discover a variety of words that start with “qu,” enhancing your vocabulary and wordplay skills.

  1. Quack- an imitation of a duck sound; a fraudulent practitioner
  2. Quad- a rectangular area enclosed by buildings or a muscle group in the thigh
  3. Quaff- to drink (something, esp. an alcoholic drink) heartily
  4. Quagmire- a soft boggy area of land; a complex or hazardous situation
  5. Quail- a small, typically brown bird; to feel or show fear
  6. Quaint- attractively unusual or old-fashioned
  7. Quake- to shake or tremble
  8. Qualify- to be entitled to a particular benefit by fulfilling necessary conditions
  9. Quality- the standard of something as measured against other things; degree of excellence
  10. Quandary- a state of perplexity or uncertainty
  11. Quantify- to express or measure the quantity of
  12. Quarantine- a state of isolation to prevent the spread of disease
  13. Quarry- a place where stone or slate is excavated; to extract stone
  14. Quart- a unit of liquid capacity equal to a quarter of a gallon
  15. Quarter- one-fourth of something; a district or area
  16. Quash- to reject or void, especially by legal procedure
  17. Quasi- seemingly; apparently but not really
  18. Quaver- to tremble or speak in a trembling voice
  19. Quay- a stone or metal platform lying alongside water for loading and unloading ships
  20. Queasy- feeling nausea; feeling uneasy
  21. Queen- the female ruler of an independent state; the wife or widow of a king
  22. Quell- to put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by force
  23. Quench- to satisfy (thirst); to extinguish (fire, lights)
  24. Query- a question, especially one addressed to an official or organization
  25. Quest- a long or arduous search for something
  26. Queue- a line or sequence of people awaiting their turn
  27. Quibble- a slight objection or criticism
  28. Quick- moving fast; done in a short time
  29. Quicken- to make or become faster
  30. Quiet- making little or no noise
  31. Quill- a primary feather of a bird; a pen made from a feather
  32. Quilt- a warm bedding comprising of layers of fabric sewn together
  33. Quince- a hard, yellowish fruit; a small deciduous tree
  34. Quip- a witty remark
  35. Quirk- a peculiar behavioral habit
  36. Quirky- characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits
  37. Quit- to leave (a place), usually permanently
  38. Quite- to the utmost or most absolute extent or degree; absolutely; completely
  39. Quiver- to tremble or shake; a case for holding arrows
  40. Quixotic- exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical
  41. Quiz- a test of knowledge, especially as a competition
  42. Quorum- the minimum number of members of an assembly that must be present
  43. Quote- to repeat a passage, phrase, or author as evidence or to support an argument
  44. Quota- a limited or fixed number or amount of people or things, particularly shares of a total
  45. Quoth- said (used in narration)
  46. Quotient- a result obtained by dividing one quantity by another
  47. Quartz- a hard, crystalline mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms
  48. Quibble- a slight objection or criticism
  49. Quaff- to drink something heartily
  50. Quash- suppress or crush completely
  51. Queasy- nauseated; feeling sick
  52. Quench- satisfy (thirst)
  53. Query- question; an inquiry
  54. Queue- line of people or vehicles awaiting their turn
  55. Quip- a witty remark or comment
  56. Quirk- a peculiar aspect of a person’s character or behavior
  57. Quirky- characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits
  58. Quiver- case for holding arrows; tremble or shake with a slight rapid motion
  59. Quota- a prescribed number
  60. Quote- to repeat words from (a book, author, etc.)
  61. Quaternion- a complex number consisting of a real part and three imaginary parts
  62. Quandong- Australian tree bearing edible fruit; type of fruit
  63. Quagga- an extinct subspecies of the plains zebra
  64. Quake- a shake or tremble
  65. Quasar- a massive and extremely remote celestial object, emitting large amounts of energy
  66. Quackery- fraudulent practices, especially in medicine
  67. Quadrate- square or rectangular
  68. Quibble- a minor objection or criticism
  69. Quickset- cuttings of a plant set in the ground to grow, typically a hedge
  70. Quiescent- in a state or period of inactivity or dormancy
  71. Quixote- an impractically idealistic person
  72. Quoin- an external angle of a wall or building
  73. Quoit- a ring of iron, rope, or rubber thrown in a game to encircle or land as close as possible to an upright peg
  74. Quotidian- of or occurring every day; daily
  75. Quagmire- a difficult, precarious, or entrapping position
  76. Qualm- an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear
  77. Quarrel- an angry argument or disagreement
  78. Quarry- a large, deep pit from which stone or other materials are or have been extracted
  79. Quarter- each of four equal parts into which something is divisible
  80. Quartet- a music group of four singers or instrumentalists
  81. Quash- put an end to; suppress
  82. Quasar- a massive and highly luminous celestial object
  83. Quassia- a tree or shrub of the tropics, known for its bitter bark
  84. Queer- odd or strange
  85. Quell- to suppress or stop something by force
  86. Quern- a simple hand mill for grinding grain
  87. Query- an inquiry or question
  88. Quibble- a slight objection or criticism
  89. Quiescence- a state of quietness or inactivity
  90. Quitch- a perennial grass, known to be difficult to remove
  91. Quiver- a case for holding arrows
  92. Quoit- a ring thrown in a game, aimed at circling or landing over an upright peg
  93. Quokka- a small marsupial found in Western Australia
  94. Quorum- the minimum number of members needed to be present at a meeting to make the proceedings of that meeting valid
  95. Quota- a fixed share of something that a person or group is entitled to receive or is bound to contribute
  96. Quoth- said (used in narration)
  97. Quotidian- daily; everyday
  98. Quibble- a slight objection or criticism
  99. Quinoa- a species of the goosefoot genus, a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds
  100. Quaternion- in mathematics, a four-dimensional complex number system

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