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Glossary of SAT 1 Vocab: J - K (Jaded - Knuckle)

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jaded
tired; worn out; dulled
jargon
vocabulary specific to a particular trade or group of people; meaningless talk
jaundiced
pertaining to a yellowed skin; prejudiced
jaunt
short trip; excursion
jaunty
carefree; confident
jeer
to sneer; to mock
jeopardy
danger
jest
to joke; to make light of
jetsam
goods cast overboard to lighten a ship
jettison
to throw goods overboard
jilt
to reject; to cast off
jingoism
extreme patriotism
jinx
to bring bad luck to
jocose
joking; humorous
jocular
humorous
jostle
to bump; to push
jovial
jolly; good-natured
jubilation
celebration; rejoicing
judicious
wise; showing sound judgment
juggernaut
a terrible destructive force
jugular
pertaining to the throat or neck
juncture
a point of time; a crisis
junket
a pleasure trip; an excursion
junta
a small group ruling a country
jurisprudence
science of law
jut
to stick out; to project
juxtapose
to place side by side
kaleidoscopic
constantly changing
ken
range of knowledge
kindle
to set on fire; to excite
kindred
relatives; family, tribe, or race
kinetic
pertaining to motion
kismet
destiny; fate
kleptomania
a compulsion to steal
knave
a tricky, deceitful person
knead
to work dough, clay, etc. into a uniform mixture
knell
the sound made by a bell rung slowly for a death or funeral
knoll
a small rounded hill
knuckle
(under) to yield; (down) to apply oneself vigorously

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