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vainglorious - boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
quiver - tremble; shake; N.
magnanimity - generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous
quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
quench - assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress