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jitters

/ˈdʒɪtərz/ (n)

The feeling of being nervous.

Example:

I always get the jitters before I start a race.

jerk

/dʒərk/ (informal n)

A person who does something stupid or who annoys other people.

Example:

Why did you say Karen is fat? You can be such a jerk sometimes.

jumbo

/ˈdʒʌmbəʊ/ (adj informal)

Extremely big.

Example:

I’d like to order the jumbo sized Coke.

jocular

/ˈdʒɑkyələr/ (adj formal)

Humorous and joking.

Example:

John is very jocular. He’s always laughing.

jazzy

/ˈdʒæzi/ (adj)

Colourful and easy to see.

Example:

I like the jazzy paint on your car.

jumpy

/ˈdʒʌmpi/ (adj)

Worried or nervous about something.

Example:

I always feel jumpy before exams.

jacuzzi

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A heated bathtub that a few people can sit in. The water moves through jets.

Examples:

After a day of skiing I love to sit in a jacuzzi to warm up.

A jacuzzi is good for sore muscles.

Judaism

Judaism

A religion that follows the Old Testament. The people are called Jewish.

Examples:

Abraham is the father of Judaism.

There are 13.2 million people in the world who follow Judaism.

jab

Jab

To push something into a person or thing.

Examples:

Ouch! it hurts when you jab me with your elbow!

The nurse jabbed the boy with a needle.

jaw

Jaw

The bottom bone that is part of your mouth.

Examples:

Cecile broke her jaw while she was skiing.

I need to go to the dentist. My jaw is really sore.

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