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by Ambrose Bierce
QUIVER
QUORUM

QUIXOTIC

-adj.

Absurdly chivalric, like Don Quixote. An insight into the beauty and excellence of this incomparable adjective is unhappily denied to him who has the misfortune to know that the gentleman's name is pronounced Ke-ho-tay.

   When ignorance from out of our lives can banish
Philology, 'tis folly to know Spanish.

- Juan Smith