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kabuki

"to be out of the ordinary", kabuki can be interpreted as "avant-garde" or "bizarre" theatre.[1] The expression kabukimono (歌舞伎者) referred originally to those who were bizarrely dressed and swaggered on a street. an activity or drama carried out in real life in a predictable or stylized fashion, reminiscent of the Kabuki style of Japanese stage play.[1][3][4] It refers to an event that is designed to create the appearance of conflict or of an uncertain outcome, when in fact the actors have worked together to determine the outcome beforehand.

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kachina

beneficent spirit-beings who came with the Hopis from the underworld. The underworld is a concept common to all the Pueblo Indians. It is a place where the spirits or shades live: the newly born come from there and the dead return there the Hopis began impersonating them, wearing their masks and costumes, and imitating their ceremonies in order to bring rain, good crops, and life's happiness.

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kaffir

It is used in South Africa to refer to a black person. Now widely considered an offensive ethnic slur, it was formerly a neutral term for South African blacks.

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kaffe klatch

A casual social gathering for coffee and conversation.

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kaftan

a variant of the robe or tunic, versions of which have been worn by several cultures around the world for thousands of years. It is of ancient Mesopotamian origin and is often worn as a coat or overdress, usually reaching to the ankles, with long sleeves. It can be made of wool, cashmere, silk, or cotton, and may be worn with a sash.

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kaffiyeh

a traditional Middle Eastern headdress fashioned from a square scarf, usually made of cotton. It is typically worn by Arabs, Kurds and some Turks.

It is commonly found in arid regions as it provides protection from sunburn, dust and sand. Its distinctive standard woven checkered pattern may have originated in an ancient Mesopotamian representation of either fishing nets or ears of grain,[1] but the true origin of the pattern remains unknown.

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kahuna

a "priest, sorcerer, magician, wizard, minister, expert in any profession

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kanzen

completely/perfectly

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kaposis sarcoma

a cancer that causes patches of abnormal tissue to grow under the skin, in the lining of the mouth, nose, and throat or in other organs. Symptom of AIDS

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katana

a long, single-edged sword used by Japanese samurai.

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katzenjammer

meaning "cat's wail" (caterwaul) and hence "discordant sound", sometimes used to indicate a general state of depression or bewilderment. It has also been used as a term for a hangover, with the sufferer's groans of discomfort being humorously likened to a wailing cat.

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kedge

to move (a ship) by means of a line attached to a small anchor dropped at the distance and in the direction desired

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keeshond

any of a Dutch breed of compact medium-sized dogs that have a dense heavy grayish coat and a foxy head.

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kemp

a coarse hair or strand of hair, esp one in a fleece that resists dyeing

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ken

Range of vision.

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kenosis

the 'self-emptying' of one's own will and becoming entirely receptive to God's divine will.

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kerfuffle

A to-do or fuss:

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kern

adjust the spacing between (letters or characters) in a piece of text to be printed.
2.
design (metal type) with a projecting part beyond the body or shank.

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ketosis

the body is burning fats instead of carbohydrates

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kewpie

A small, fat-cheeked, wide-eyed doll with a curl of hair on top of the head

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key grip

Before filming begins, he attends location scouts and meets the Director of Photography to determine what additional tools (location-specific motor vehicles, dollies, cranes, mounts, etc.) will be needed, orders and preps required equipment, and transports equipment to the filming location.[2] Once on set, he coordinates with the electric and camera departments alongside the Director of Photography to control lighting and camera movement and setup.[

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kibbutz

a collective community in Israel that was traditionally based on agriculture

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kibitz

to talk to someone in a friendly and informal way. : to watch other people and make unwanted comments about what they are doing.

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kick pleat

an inverted pleat extending upward a short distance from the hemline at the back of a narrow skirt.

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kiln

a furnace or oven for burning, baking, or drying something, especially one for firing pottery, calcining limestone, or baking bricks

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kilter

proper or usual state or condition

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kim chi

a vegetable pickle seasoned with garlic, red pepper, and ginger that is the national dish of Korea

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kimono

a loose, wide-sleeved robe, fastened at the waist with a wide sash, characteristic of Japanese costume. 2. a woman's loose dressing gown

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kiosk

a small store in a building or on the street where things (such as newspapers or candy) are sold. : a small structure that provides information and services

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kismet

a power that is believed to control what happens in the future