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Glossary of J Words

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jilt
to reject; to cast off
juggernaut
a terrible destructive force
jaunty
carefree; confident
brev (gr)
short; as brevity, abbreviation
jaundiced (two)
pertaining to a yellow skin; prejudiced
ject (gr)
throw; as inject, projection
jargon
vocabulary peculiar to a particular trade or group of people; meaningless talk; gibberish
juncture
a point of time; a crisis
jaunt
short trip; excursion
kismet
destiny; fate
jingoism
extreme patriotism
jurisprudence
science of law
jinx
to bring bad luck to
junct (gr)
join; as conjunction, juncture
jaded
ired; wornout; dulled
celer
swift; as celerity, accelerate
jeer
to sneer; to mock
jugular
pertaining to the throat or neck
jostle
to bump; to push
kinetic
pertaining to motion
jocose
joking; humorous
junta
a small group ruling a country
jocular
humorous
ced, cess (gr)
yield, go; as cede procession
kleptomania
a compulsion to steal
juxtapose
to place side by side
junket
a pleasure trip; an excursion
ken
range of knowledge
judicious
wise; showing sound judgment
kaleidoscopic
constantly changing

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