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jabber
v.chatter rapidly or unintelligibly

why does the fellow insist on jabbering away in french when no one around understands him
jaded
adj.fatigued; surfeited

jaded apetite
jargon
n.language used by a special group; technical terminology; gibbersh

technical jargon
jaundiced
adj.prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful); yellowed
jaunt
n.trip; short journey
jaunty
adj.lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree
jepardize
v.
jettison
v.
jibe
v.agree; be in harmony with
jingoist
n.extremely aggressive an dmilitant patriot; warlike cauvinist
jocose
adj.given to joking
jocular
adj.said or done in jest
jocund
adj.merry
jollity
n.gaiety;cheerfulness
jostle
v.shove;bump

in the subway, he was jostled by the crowd
jovial
adj.good-natured;merry
jubilation
n.rejoicing
judicious
adj.sound in judgment;wise

he made a judicious investment
juggernaut
n.
juncture
n.crisis; joining point

at this critical juncture, let us think carefully before determining the course we shall follow
junket
n.trip,especially one taken for pleasure by an official at public expense
junta
n.group of persons joined in political intrigue; cabal
jurisprudence
n.science of law
justification
n.
juxtapose
v.place side by side
kernel
n.central or vital part
killjoy
n.grouch; spoilsport
kindle
v.start a fire; inspire
kaleidoscpe
n.
ken
n.
kindred
adj.related;similar in nature or character
kinetic
adj
kismet
n.fate
kleptomaniac
n.person who has a compulsive desire to steal
knave
n.untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel
knead
v.mix; work dough
knell
n.tolling of a bell, especially to indicate a funeral, disaster,etc;

All the morning the funeral knell has been tolling
knit
v.contract into wrinkles; grow together
knoll
n.little, round hill
knotty
adj.intricate;difficult;tangled
kudos
n.honor;glory;praise
laborious
adj.demanding much work or care; tedious
labyrinth
n.maze.
laceration
n.
lachrymose
adj.producing tears
lackadaisical
adj.lacking purpose or zest; halfhearted; languid
lackluster
adj.dull

we are disappointed by the lackluster performance
laconic
adj.brief and to the point
laggard
adj.slow; sluggish
lagoon
n.
laity
n.laypersons; personsn not connected with the clergy
lambaste
v.beat;thrash verbally or physically
lament
v.grieve;express sorrow
lampoon
v.ridicule
lancet
n.small surgical tool for making incision
languid
adj.weary; sluggish; listless
languish
v.lose animation or strength
languor
n.lassitude; depression
lank
adj.long and thin
lap
v.take in food or drink with one's tongue; splash gently
larceny
n.theft
larder
n.pantry; place where food is kept
largess
n.generous gift
lascivious
adj.lustful
lassitude
n.languor;weariness
latent
adj.
lateral
adj.
latitude
n.freedom from narrow limitations.

I think you have permitted your son too much latitude in this situation
laud
v.praise
lavish
adj.liberal; wasteful
lax
adj.careless
leaven
v.cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven
lechery
n.gross lewdness; lustfulness
lectern
n.reading desk.
leery
adj.suspicious; cautious

i'm leery about how fresh teh sushi is
leeway
n.room to move
legacy
n.a gift made by a will
legend
n. explantory list of symbols on a map