Vocabulary for Letter 'K': Part 1

Vocabulary for Letter 'K': Part 1

We have compiled the vocabulary words in this way because  letters 'J', 'K', and 'L' are adjacent to each other in the English alphabet, and we encourage you to learn them together in January. Grab your good dictionary (preferably English - English Dictionary), Thesaurus, or Google each of these vocabularies and enjoy their meanings and uses.  


  • Kangaroo = (n) Kangaroo
  • Karate = (n) Combat technique, kick boxing, kung Fu.
  • Keen = (adj) eager, ardent, intense, devoted, alert, spirited
  • Keep = (v) Hold, maintain, preserve, control
  • Kennel = (n) enclosure, den shelter
  • Kernel = (n) Seed, grain, nut
  • Kerosene = (n) Oil, crude oil, petrol 
  • Kettle = (n) Metal pot, pot, vessel, steamer
  • Key =  (n) Opener, latchkey, pass key 
  • Key (2) = (adj) Essential, important
  • Keyboard = (n) Row of keys, piano, pad
  • Khaki = (n) Light brown color
  • kHz = (n) kiloherts
  • Kick = (v) hit with foot
  • Kid = (n) child
  • Kidnap = (v) abduct, snatch
  • Kidney = (n) Kidney
  • Kill =  (v) execute, murder, slay, massacre, slaughter
  • Kilo = (n) Kilo
  • Kilometre = (n) Kilometre
  • Kin = (n) Blood relative
  • Kind = (adj) Generous (Opp: merciless)
  • Kindergarten = (n) Child care center, nursery school 
  • Kinetic = (adj) Energetic, motor-driven
  • King = (n) Ruler, monarch, emperor
  • Kinship = (n) Family relationship
  • Kiosk = (n) Newsstand, booth, stall
  • Kismet = (n) Fate, fortune, destiny
  • Kiss = (v) touching lips to another, caress
  • Kit = (n) Outfit, equipment
  • Kitchen = (n) room for cooking food
  • Kite = (n) Plaything thrown in the air. 
  • Kitten = (n) Young cat, kitty, kittycat
  • Knee = (n) Human knee, knee joint 
  • Kneel = (v) Get down on one's knees
  • Knife = (n) Cutting tool, knife
  • Knit = (v) Sew, bind, unite, mend, fasten, weave
  • Knob = (n) Handle, lever, latch
  • Knock = (v) Push,  hit, clip, swipe, slap
  • Knot = (n) tangle, twist, braid, bunch, spiral, snag, tie, warp, joint
  • Know = (v) Understand, learn, recognize
  • Knuckle = (n) Knuckle joints
  • Koran = (n) Book, Quran 
  • Kowtow = (v) bow, flatter 
  • Kudos = (n) Congratulations, praise 
  • Kung Fu = (n) Chinese martial art


We encourage you to stay with us in the series of these vocabulary words. We strongly hope that if you stay with us for the whole year, you will be able to have a large storage of English words at the end of the year. Having enough vocabulary words will help you express yourself precisely in both spoken and written English. 

Emmanuel Kachele

Emmanuel Kachele is a founder and Blogger of KACHELE ONLINE Blog, an educational blog where 'O' Level English - 'OLE', 'A' Level English (ALE) and other related teaching and life skills are shared extensively. This is an online center for all Tanzanian Secondary School English Language students and teachers (Forms I-VI) and all interested English Language learners and teachers worldwide.

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