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junk food snack food that does not give the body many nutrients. Junk food usually contains a great deal of fat or sugar.
junk mail mail that is not wanted or asked for. Letters asking for money or trying to sell products are usually considered junk mail.
junkyard a yard or lot in which junk is collected, kept, and sold. Old metal and cars are often found in a junkyard.
Juno the goddess of marriage in Roman mythology. Juno was the wife and sister of Jupiter. In Greek mythology, Juno is called Hera.
Jupiter the ruler of the gods in Roman mythology. Jupiter controlled the weather and protected the government and its laws. In Greek mythology, Jupiter is called Zeus. [2 definitions]
juror a person who is a member of a jury.
jury a group of people called to a court of law who listen to the facts of a case and decide its outcome. [2 definitions]
just fair and honest. [7 definitions]
just about practically; almost; nearly.
justice the upholding of what is fair, just, and right. [3 definitions]
justify to show to be true or right; prove. [2 definitions]
jut to project or stick out sharply (often followed by "out").
jute a thick, strong fiber taken from a plant and used to make rope and rough cloth. [2 definitions]
juvenile young; not grown up. [4 definitions]
K3 symbol of the chemical element potassium.
k the eleventh letter of the English alphabet.
Kabul the capital city of Afghanistan.
Kalahari Desert an arid and sandy region of southern Africa stretching over a large part of Botswana as well as parts of Namibia and South Africa.
kaleidoscope a tube with small bits of colored glass and mirrors inside. The tube is held to the eye and turned to see changing forms.
kangaroo a mammal with long pointed ears, short front legs, and big, powerful back legs. Kangaroos use their large tails for balance when hopping. Kangaroos are marsupials that live in Australia and New Guinea. The females have a pouch in their belly, where they carry their baby for a few months after it is born. Some kinds of kangaroos are as small as rabbits; other kinds are as large as grown humans.
Kansas a state in the midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka. (abbreviated: KS)