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~ K ~

K. A letter borrowed by the English from the Greek alphabet. It has before all the vowels one invariable sound: as, keen, ken, kill; but is not much in use, except after c at the end of words: as, knock, clock, crack, back, brick, stick, pluck, check, which were written anciently with e final: as, clocke, checke, tricke. It is also in use between a vowel and the silent e final: as, cloke, broke, brake, pike, duke, eke. It likewise ends a word after a diphthong: as, look, break, shook, leek. The English never use c at the end of a word. K is silent in the present pronunciation before n: as, knife, knee, knell.

K
Kalendar
Kali
Kam
Kaw (noun)
Kaw (verb)
Kayle
Keck
Keckle a Cable
Kecksy
Kecky
Kedge
Kedger
Kedlack
Kee
Keel (noun)
Keel (verb)
Keelfat
Keelhale
Keels
Keelson
Keen (adjective)
Keen (verb)
Keenly
Keenness
Keep (noun)
Keep (verb active)
Keep (verb neuter)
Keeper
Keeper of the Great Seal
Keepership
Keg
Kell (1)
Kell (2)
Kelp
Kelson
Kelter
Kemb
Ken (noun)
Ken (verb)
Kennel (noun)
 Kennel (verb)
Kept
Kercheif
Kercheifed
Kercheift
Kerf
Kermes
Kern (noun 1)
Kern (noun 2)
Kern (verb)
Kernel (noun)
Kernel (verb)
Kernelly
Kernelwort
Kersey
Kest
Kestrel
Ketch
Kettle
Kettledrum
Key
Keyage
Keyhole
Keystone
Kibe
Kibed
Kick (noun)
Kick (verb active)
Kick (verb neuter)
Kid (noun)
Kid (verb)
Kidder
Kidney
Kidneybean
Kine
King (noun)
King (verb)
Kirk
Kite
Kitesfoot
 Kitten (noun)
Kitten (verb)
Knap (noun)
Knap (verb active)
Knap (verb neuter)
Knapsack
Knob
Knock (noun)
Knock (verb active)
Knocker
Knoll (noun)
Knoll (verb active)
Knoll (verb neuter)
Knop
Knot (noun)
Knot (verb active)
Knot (verb neuter)
Knotberrybush
Knotgrass
Knotted
Knottiness
Knotty
Know (verb active)
Know (verb neuter)
Knowable
Knower
Knowing (adjective)
Knowing (noun)
Knowingly
Knowledge (noun)
Knowledge (verb)
Knubble
Knuckle (noun)
Knuckle (verb)
Knuckled
Knuff
Knur
Knurle
Koned
Kyd

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