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jaded

tired by excess or over-use; slightly cynical

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jangling

clashing, jarring; harshly unpleasant (in sound)

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jargon

nonsensical talk; specialized language

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jaundice

yellowish discoloration of skin

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jaundiced

affected by jaundice; prejudiced or embittered

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jettison

to cast off, throw cargo overboard

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jingoism

belligerent support of one's country

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jocular

jovial, playful, humorous

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jubilee

special anniversary

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judicious

sensible, showing good judgement

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juggernaut

huge force destroying everything in its path

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juncture

point where two things are joined

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jurisprudence

philosophy of law

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juxtaposition

side by side placement

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keen

having a sharp edge; intellectually sharp, perceptive

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kernel

innermost, essential part; seed grain, often in a shell

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keynote

note or tone o which a musical key is founded; main idea of a speech, program, etc

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kindle

to set fire to or ignite; excite or inspire

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kinetic

relating to motion; characterized by movement

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knell

sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure

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kudos

fame, glory, honor

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labyrinth

maze

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laceration

cut or wound

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lachrymose

tearful

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lackadaisical

idle, lazy; apathetic, indifferent

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laconic

using few words

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laggard

dawdler, loafer, lazy person

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lament (v)

to deplore, grieve

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lampoon (v)

to attack with satire, mock harshly

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languid

lacking energy, indifferent, slow