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1

jaded

fatigued; surfeited

He looked for exotic foods to stimulate his jaded appetite.

2

jaundiced

yellowed; prejudiced; envious

She gazed at the painting with jaundiced eyes; she knew it was better than hers.

3

jaunt

trip; short journey

He took a quick jaunt to Atlantic City.

4

jaunty

lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree

In Singing in the Rain, Gene Kelly sang and danced his way throughtthe lighthearted title number in a properly jaunty style.

5

jeopardy

exposure to death or danger

Legally, one cannot be placed in double jeopardy.

6

jettison

throw overboard

In order to enable the ship to ride safely through the storm, the captain had to jettison much of his cargo.

7

jingoism

extremely aggressive and militant patriotism

We must be careful to prevent a spirit of jingoism from spreading at this time.

8

jocose

given to joking

The salesman was so jocose that many of his customers suggested that he become a stand-up comic.

9

jocular

said or done in jest

Do not take my jocular remarks seriously.

10

jocund

merry

Santa Claus is always vivacious and jocund.

11

jollity

gaiety; cheerfulness

The festive Christmas dinner was a merry one, and old and young alike joined in the general jollity.

12

jostle

shove; bump

In the subway he was jostled by the crowds.

13

jovial

good natured; merry

A frown seemed out of place on his invariably jovial face.

14

juggernut

irresistible crushin force

Nothing could survive in the path of the juggernaut.

15

juncture

crisis;joining point

At this critical juncture, let us think carefully before determining the course we shall follow.

16

junket

trip, especially one taken for pleasure by an official at public expense

Though she maintained she had gone abroad to collect firsthand data on the Common Market, the opposition claimed that her trip was merely a political junket.

17

junta

group of persons joined in political intrigue; cabal

As soon as he learned of its existence, the dictator ordered the execution of all of the members of the junta.

18

jurisprudence

science of law

He was more a student of jurisprudence than a practitioner of the law.

19

juxtapose

place side by side

Comparison will be easier if you juxtapose the two objects.