- jaded Dictionary lookup
A person may become jaded if forced to work too many hours.
- jeopardy Dictionary lookup
(n.) danger; peril
The campers realized they were in potential jeopardy when the bears surrounded their camp.
- jester Dictionary lookup
(n.) a person employed to amuse
The jester tried all of his tricks to get the girl to laugh.
- jettison Dictionary lookup
(v.) to throw overboard goods to lighten a vehicle; to discard
To raise the balloon above the storm clouds, they had to jettison the ballast.
- jollity Dictionary lookup
(n.) being fun or jolly
The jollity of the crowd was seen in the cheering and laughing.
- jovial Dictionary lookup
(adj.) cheery; jolly; playful
She was a jovial person, always pleasant and fun to be with.
- judicious Dictionary lookup
(adj.) to have or show sound judgment
Because the elder was judicious, the tough decisions were left to him.
Putting money away for a rainy day is a judicious decision.
- juxtapose Dictionary lookup
(v.) place side-by-side
The author decided to juxtapose the two sentences since they each strengthened the meaning of the other.