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jargon1 special words or language used by a particular group or to describe a particular interest.
jaundice a condition of the liver that causes the eyes and skin to become yellow.
jaundiced having or looking as if one had jaundice.
jaunt a short trip made for fun and pleasure.
jaunty having a light manner; lively and confident.
Java the principal island of Indonesia. [2 definitions]
Javanese of or having to do with the island of Java or its people, culture, language, or the like. [2 definitions]
javelin a light spear thrown as a weapon. [3 definitions]
jaw either or both of the two bones that frame the mouth and hold the teeth. [3 definitions]
jawbone any of the bones that are part of the jaw, especially the lower one.
jay a brightly colored, noisy bird that belongs to the crow family. A blue jay is one kind of jay.
jaywalk to walk across a street in a place or at a time that is against traffic laws.
jazz a form of music with strong, complex rhythms that started with African Americans in the late 1800s. Jazz musicians often add notes or make up parts as they play.
jealous afraid of losing someone's love or attention to another person. [2 definitions]
jealousy a feeling of envy towards another person and what he or she has or can do.
jean pants made from a heavy, often blue, cotton cloth.
jeep (Trademark) a brand of sturdy, powerful car made for driving off roads on rough ground. It was first made for military use. [2 definitions]
Jell-O (trademark) a sweetened, fruit-flavored gelatin dessert.
jelly a soft, firm food that is usually spread on bread or toast. Jelly is often sweet, made from fruit juice and sugar. [2 definitions]
jellyfish a water animal with a soft body shaped like a bell. Jellyfish have many tentacles hanging down from their bodies. Most kinds of jellyfish live in the ocean.
jeopardy danger of harm, death, or loss; at risk.