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jacinth Hyacinth: a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone.
jackanapes A pert, vulgar, apish little fellow; a prig.
jacquard Woven fabrics manufactured by using the Jacquard attachment on a loom. The attachment provides versatility in designs and allows individual control of each of the warp (vertical) yarns.
jalousie Window made up of horizontally-mounted louvered glass slats that abut each other tightly when closed and rotate outward when cranked open.
jejune 1. Lacking matter; empty; devoid of substance. 2. Naive; simplistic.
jerkin A jerkin is a man's short close-fitting jacket, made usually of light-colored leather, and without sleeves, worn over the doublet in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The term is also applied to a similar sleeveless garment worn by the British Army in the twentieth century.
jeroboam 1. (Old Testament) first king of the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin (10th century BC). 2. A wine bottle having a capacity of 3 litres.
jowfair An event which does not occur after much planning, such as a wedding with no groom.
judicable Capable of being judged or decided; "judicable issues."
juggins A fool; someone very credulous or easily fooled.
juju Juju or Ju-Ju is a word of West African origin, derived from the French joujou (toy), that refers to the supernatural power ascribed to an object; or fetish. It can also refer to the use of such objects, making it a form of witchcraft.
jumentous Smelling strongly like a beast of burden; "jumentous urine."
jus primae noctis The right by which a lord may sleep the first night with the bride of a newly married serf.
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