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jut to project or extend sharply outward; protrude (often fol. by "out"). [2 definitions]
jute a coarse, strong fiber taken from any of a variety of plants native to the East Indies, used to make twine, burlap, and the like. [2 definitions]
juvenescent becoming youthful or young.
juvenile not yet having attained maturity; not adult; young. [4 definitions]
juvenile court a law court with jurisdiction over cases involving children under a specified age, usu. eighteen years.
juvenile delinquency antisocial or criminal behavior by a juvenile person, which often warrants legal action.
juvenilia artistic or written works produced in youth, esp. by artists and writers who have later become famous. [2 definitions]
juxtapose to bring together for the purpose of side-by-side comparison or contrast.
juxtaposition the act or an instance of juxtaposing. [2 definitions]
JV abbreviation of "junior varsity," an athletic team that represents a school, college, or the like at a level below varsity; jayvee.
Jy. abbreviation of "July," the seventh month of the Gregorian calendar year, having thirty-one days.
K2 abbreviation of "Kelvin."
K3 symbol of the chemical element potassium.
K1 abbreviation of "one thousand" (esp. used to refer to dollars).
k the eleventh letter of the English alphabet.
K2 the second-highest mountain in the world, located in Kashmir; Godwin Austen.
Kaaba a building in the courtyard of the Great Mosque in Mecca, to which Muslims make a yearly pilgrimage.
kabala see "cabala."
kabob (usu. pl.) small pieces of meat, sometimes interspersed with vegetables, cooked by roasting on a skewer; shish kebab.
kabuki a form of Japanese popular drama using male actors for both male and female roles, and with highly stylized acting, music, and dancing.
Kabul the capital of Afghanistan.