quies-, -quiet-, -quit-

(Latin: rest, calm, silent)

quietus (kwigh EE tuhs) (s) (noun), quietuses (pl)
1. Something that has a calming or soothing effect: After years of working as a professor in his university, Dr. Gregory is looking forward to having a quietus during his retirement with his wife.
2. A final discharge from life or entering death; that is, to die: At the age of 95, Samuel had a quietus while he was sleeping.
3. Etymology: from Latin, quietus, past participle of quiescere, "to rest"; from quies, "quiet, rest".
A release from obligation or from a profession.
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quit
quite
quittance
quitter
Quotes: Silence, Quiet
Signs that too often depict misinformation: silence quotes.
requiem
requiescat
requiescat in pace (R.I.P.)
Requiescat in pace; R.I.P.
May he [or she] rest in peace.

This R.I.P. symbol is used on tombstones, cards of mourning, etc. The plural form is Requiescant in pace, "May they rest in peace." The abbreviation, R.I.P. is used for both the singular and the plural applications.

requiescence
requitable
requital (s) (noun), requitals (pl)
An action done in response, repayment, or retaliation for some other act that was done previously: The police officer expressed a positive requital of praise for the woman who warned him that someone was sneaking up behind him with a club and a different requital of hitting the villain and arresting that person for trying to attack him.
In a bad sense, punishment; in a good sense, a reward or recompense.
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requite (verb), requites; requited; requiting
1. To return in kind, or to pay back, for a kindness or for a harm that someone has done: Mark is planning to requite the paper boy with a bonus for his reliable delivery for over a year without ever missing even one day.
2. To pay a person back for a service performed: Sharon and Mike requited the waiter with no tip for his poor service.
To repay as an injury or as a benefit or to reward for good or bad.
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requited

Cross references directly, or indirectly, involving "calm, calmness, peace, quiet": pac-, peac-; plac-; seren-.