Lots of ways are correct.
I prefer "KWOZ eye."
Part of speech:
Adjectives are describing words, like “large” or “late.”
Although you can use most adjectives after a linking verb, as in "we were late,"
"quasi" usually only comes right before a noun, as in “a quasi genius.”
A quasi something is almost that thing, but not exactly. It seems like it or looks like it, but it isn't truly or totally that thing.
You can also stick "quasi" straight onto an adjective, with or without a hyphen: quasi-public, quasiperiodic. In general you make these combinations with adjectives, and use the word "quasi" alone right before a noun: "quasi contract," "quasi partner."
How to use it:
On one hand, this a serious word that pops up in legal and scientific contexts, but on the other, "quasi" just sounds funny and might remind you of the hilarious Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies, who accused his son of being only quasi-evil. So use "quasi" with a serious or a silly tone; it's up to you.
Talk about a quasi democracy, a quasi war, a quasi monopoly, quasi insults and quasi compliments, a quasi celebrity or a quasi leader, etc. You might describe things as quasi-hostile, quasi-realistic, quasi-socialist, and so on.
Look, it's not even a quasi apology if you tweet out, "I'm sorry if you were offended by my actions."
I do some consulting work for a former boss of mine--does that make us quasi equals now? I'm not sure.
Look away from the screen to explain the definition in your own words. You’ll know you understand what "quasi" means when you can explain it without saying “kinda" or "virtual."
Think of a skill you're pretty good at, and fill in the blanks: "The fact that I can _____ but not _____ shows I'm a quasi (expert or type of person, like writer or cook or programmer) at best."
Example: "The fact that I can edit and modify scripts but not write them from scratch shows I'm a quasi programmer at best."
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Playing With Words:
Our game for July is called A Verbal Tour of the US. I’ll ask you a trivia question each day this month about the names of US cities, states, geographic features, etc. Try it out each day, and see the right answer the next day. Happy verbal trails to you!
This picturesque southern city’s name sometimes gets affectionately dressed down to “Chucktown,” especially by college students. What is it really called?
Answer: Charleston, South Carolina. Home to the gorgeous (and alliterative) Rainbow Row.
Try this one today:
This state’s official motto is a cool Greek word that you shout when you’ve found something. Which is appropriate, considering the state’s prosperous and, you might say, golden history. What’s the state, and what’s the motto?
A Point Well Made:
Thomas Hardy: “To find beauty in ugliness is the province of the poet.”
1. One opposite of QUASI is
2. At this point, the selection of the new name is _____ quasi-official.
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