Words - Letter J
 
 
 
 
American English Vocabulary - Letter J

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Words - Letter J
  • jail - n. a prison for those waiting to be tried for a crime or for those serving sentences for crimes that are not serious
  • jewel - n. a valuable stone, such as a diamond or emerald
  • job - n. the work that one does to earn money
  • join - v. to put together or come together; to become part of or a member of
  • joint - ad. shared by two or more
  • joke - n. something done or said to cause others to laugh
  • judge - v. to form an opinion about; to decide a question, especially a legal one; n. a public official who decides problems of law in a court
  • jump - v. to push down on the feet and move up quickly into the air
  • jury - n. a group of people chosen to decide what is true in a trial
  • just - ad. only ("Help me for just a minute."); very shortly before or after the present ("He just left."); at the same time ("He left just as I came in."); what is right or fair ("The law is just, in my opinion.")
  • justice - n. the quality of being right, fair or lawful
News Words - Letter J

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