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jabot
n. - long frill in front of bodice.
 
jacinth
n. - orange-colored variety of the gem hyacinth. jacinthe, n. orange color.
 
jaconet
n. - kind of thin cotton fabric, especially with one side glazed.
 
jactancy
n. - boasting. jactation, n. boasting; Medicine, tossing or shaking of body.
 
jactitation
n. - loud or public bragging; or excessive twitching and restlessness
 
jaculation
n. - hurling or darting, as of spears. jaculiferous, adj. with arrow-like prickles. jaculatory, adj.
 
jaculative
adj. - darting, sporadic
 
jagannath
n. - juggernaut.
 
jalousie
n. - blind or shutter with slats slanting upwards and inwards.
 
jambolan
n. - plum-like tree of Java with fruit used as astringent and drug. jambool, jambul, n. jambolan.
 
jampan
n. - kind of sedan chair.
 
janiceps
n. - monster with two heads which look in opposite direction
 
Janiform
adj. - like the Roman god Janus; two-faced.
 
jannock
adj. - pleasant; outspoken; honest; generous.
 
jaspé
adj. - mottled or streaked with color.
 
jecoral
adj. - pertaining to the liver. jecorize, v. impregnate with ultra-violet rays; make similar in value to cod-liver oil.
 
jejunator
n. - one who fasts
 
jennet
n. - small Spanish horse; she-ass.
 
jentacular
adj. - pertaining to breakfast.
 
jeofail
n. - mistake made by a lawyer in court
 
jeremiad
n. - mournful prophecy, story or complaint.
 
jerque
v. - examine papers of (a ship) for smuggling attempts, etc. jerquer, n. customs officer who jerques ships.
 
jess
n. - ringed strap round hawk's leg.
 
jeunesse dorée
phr. - 'gilded youth'; rich young people.
 
jobation
n. - tedious criticism
 
jocoserious
adj. - a combination of funny and serious
 
jointure
n. - settlement of estate on wife to become effective on death of husband; v.t. settle jointure on. jointress, jointuress, n. woman holding jointure.
 
jongleur
n. - medieval wandering minstrel; troubadour; juggler.
 
jorum
n. - large bowl containing drink; its contents.
 
jugal
adj. - pertaining to cheek or cheek bone.
 
jugate
adj. - in pairs; applied to two overlapping heads on coin. jugation, n.
 
jugular
adj. - pertaining to neck or throat; n. such vein. jugulate, v. kill by cutting throat or strangling; check by drastic measures.
 
jugulate
v. - to check or suppress by extreme measures; or to cut the throat of
 
jumelle
adj. - in or with pairs.
 
jumentous
adj. - having a strong animal smell
 
juncaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like a rush; belonging to rush family of plants.
 
jural
adj. - pertaining to law or legal rights. juramentum, (Latin) n. ( pl. - ta) oath. jurant, n. & a. (person) taking oath. jurat, n. sworn public officer; magistrate; municipal officer of Cinque Ports; statement at end of affidavit showing circumstances in which it was sworn. juration, n. swearing. juratorial, adj. pertaining to jury. juratory, adj. pertaining to oath.
 
jurisconsult
n. - legal expert.
 
jus
n. - (pl. jures) law; legal power or right. jus gentium, law of nations. jus inter gentes, international law. jus primae noctis, droit du seigneur.
 
jus et norma loquendi
phr. - the law and rule of speaking: common usage
 
jussive
adj. - Grammar, signifying command.
 
juvenescent
adj. - becoming young. juvenescence, n.
 
juvenilia
n. - pl. writer's or artist's youthful, early works.
 
jyngine
adj. - pertaining to or like a wryneck; belonging to wryneck subfamily of birds.
 

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