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Words of the Week – J

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Year 7: Justify- show or prove to be right or reasonable. “the person appointed has fully justified our confidence”

Year 8: Jibe- an insulting or mocking remark; a taunt. “a jibe at his old rivals”

Year 9: Jovial- cheerful and friendly. “she was in a jovial mood”

Year 10: Juxtapose- place or deal with close together for contrasting effect. “black-and-white photos of slums were starkly juxtaposed with colour images”

Year 11: Jaded- bored or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something. “meals to tempt the most jaded appetites”

Year 12: Jargon- special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand. “legal jargon

Year 13: Jettison- abandon or discard (someone or something that is no longer wanted). “the scheme was jettisoned

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