quaint, adj. 1. strange, peculiar, unusual, curious, uncommon; unfamiliar, odd, queer, singular, unique; eccentric, pixilated, bizarre, SI. rum; unconventional, unorthodox, outlandish, extraordinary; fanciful, whimsical, fantastic, absurd, preposterous; ridiculous, humorous, ludicrous, droll, funny, funny-looking; weird, offbeat, Inf. kooky, Inf. off the wall, SI. freaky, SI. wacky.
2. picturesque, old-fashioned, small-town, archaic, antiquated; gothic, rococo, grotesque, baroque, daedal.
quake, v. 1. shake, tremble, shudder; rock, reel, sway, toss, pitch; toss and turn, toss and tumble, pitch and plunge, rock and roll; waver, oscillate, librate, falter; totter, wobble, flounder, stagger; pendulate, tick, tock, tick-tock.
2. quiver, vibrate, quaver; throb, pulsate, palpitate, writhe, squirm, quail; shiver, chill, flutter, flitter, flit, twitch, vellicate.
-n. 3. earthquake, tremor, trembler, Chiefly U.S. temblor, shock; cataclysm, breakup, upheaval, dias-trophism, seismic disturbance.
4. agitation, vibration, oscillation; jolt, jog, jar, jostle, jerk, start, stir, succussion; pulsation, palpitation, beat, pitter-patter, pitapat; twitch, vellication, tic, rictus; paroxysm, orgasm, throe, cramp, convulsion, spasm, fit, seizure, Pathol, ictus; stroke, apoplexy, heart attack, Pathol, coronary thrombosis, Pathol. jactation.
5. quiver, quaver, tremble, shudder; shiver, jitter, twitter, ague, Inf shakes, St. Vitus dance; fidget, jiggle, jig, flutter, flitter, flap; rock, reel, roll, lurch, welter; toss, tumble, pitch, swing, sway.
qualification, n. 1. competence, competency, fitness, fittedness, eligibility, preparedness, readiness; proficiency, adeptness, experience, know-how, skillfulness, knowledgeability; capability, capableness, ability, ableness, efficiency; commensurability, satisfactoriness, acceptability, acceptableness; suitability, meet-ness, adequacy, sufficiency.
2. requirement, requisite, condition; criterion, standard.
3. restriction, restricting, limitation, limiting, regulation, regulating; definition, defining, confinement, confining, narrowing, bounding, boundary; dependence, condition, proviso, provision; modification, alteration, change, adaptation, adjustment.
qualified, adj. 1. capable, able, efficient, SI. on the ball; competent, fit, fitted, equipped, prepared, well-grounded, trained, ready, up to grade; proficient, adept, finished, polished, practiced, experienced, Fr. au fait; skilled, skillful, knowledgeable, versed, well-informed, Inf. knowing the ropes, Inf. knowing one's stuff, SI. knowing one's onions; commensurate, equal to, Inf. up to; satisfactory, Inf. up to snuff, acceptable; adequate, all right, Inf. OK, Archaic, sufficient; suitable, suited, fitting, proper, meet.