Words That Start With K: Enhance Your Vocabulary Today

Discover a variety of words that start with the letter “k” to enhance your vocabulary and inspire your writing.

  1. Kaleidoscope- a constantly changing pattern of colors and shapes.
  2. Kangaroo- a large marsupial from Australia with long powerful hind legs.
  3. Kayak- a narrow, canoe-like boat propelled by a double-bladed paddle.
  4. Keen- having a sharp edge; intellectually sharp; highly sensitive.
  5. Keepsake- something kept in memory of the giver; a souvenir.
  6. Keg- a small barrel, especially one used for beer.
  7. Kelp- large brown seaweed that grows in cold seas.
  8. Kernel- a softer, usually edible part of a seed, nut, or fruit stone contained within its shell.
  9. Kettle- a container or device in which water is boiled, having a lid, spout, and handle.
  10. Key- a small piece of shaped metal with incisions cut to fit the wards of a particular lock.
  11. Keystone- the central, topmost stone of an arch, locking the whole together.
  12. Khaki- a fabric of a dull brownish-yellow color, used especially in military clothing.
  13. Kibble- to grind or divide into tiny particles.
  14. Kick- to strike with the foot or feet.
  15. Kidnap- to seize and detain unlawfully and usually for ransom.
  16. Kindle- to start burning; to ignite.
  17. King- the male ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth.
  18. Kink- a twist or curl, as in a thread, rope, wire, or hair, caused by its doubling or bending upon itself.
  19. Kiosk- a small structure in a public area used for providing information or displaying advertisements, often incorporating a booth.
  20. Kitten- a young cat.
  21. Kiwi- a flightless bird native to New Zealand or a fuzzy brown fruit with green flesh.
  22. Knack- an acquired or natural skill at performing a task.
  23. Knead- to work and press into a mass with or as if with the hands.
  24. Knife- an instrument composed of a blade fixed into a handle, used for cutting or as a weapon.
  25. Knock- to strike something with a hard blow.
  26. Knot- a fastening made by tying a piece of string, rope, or something similar.
  27. Know- to be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information.
  28. Knowledge- facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education.
  29. Knuckle- a part of a finger at a joint where the bone is near the surface, especially where the finger joins the hand.
  30. Koala- a tree-dwelling Australian marsupial that resembles a small bear with coarse gray fur.
  31. Koi- a type of carp kept for decorative purposes in outdoor ponds and water gardens.
  32. Kudos- praise and honor received for an achievement.
  33. Kung Fu- a primarily unarmed Chinese martial art resembling karate.
  34. Krypton- a colorless, odorless inert gaseous element occurring in the earth’s atmosphere in trace amounts.
  35. Kugel- a baked pudding typically made from noodles or potatoes.
  36. Kumquat- a small orange-like fruit.
  37. Kunai- a small, multi-purpose tool and hidden weapon used by ninja in feudal Japan.
  38. Kurtosis- a statistical measure that defines how heavily the tails of a distribution differ from the tails of a normal distribution.
  39. Kwashiorkor- a form of malnutrition caused by protein deficiency in the diet, typically affecting young children in the tropics.
  40. Kyanite- a typically blue silicate mineral, commonly found in aluminum-rich metamorphic pegmatites and/or sedimentary rock.
  41. Kyphosis- an abnormal forward curvature of the spine in the upper back or thoracic region.
  42. Kyat- the currency of Myanmar.
  43. Kegel- exercises aimed at strengthening the pelvic floor muscles.
  44. Keel- the principal structural member of a ship, running lengthwise along the centerline from bow to stern.
  45. Kneel- to go down or rest on the knees.
  46. Knoll- a small hill or mound.
  47. Knit- to make textiles by interlocking loops of yarn with needles.
  48. Kiosk- a small, open-fronted hut or cubicle from which newspapers, refreshments, tickets, etc., are sold.
  49. Kinetic- relating to or resulting from motion.
  50. Kiln- a furnace or oven for burning, baking, or drying, especially one used for firing pottery or calcining limestone.
  51. Kilogram- a unit of weight equal to 1,000 grams.
  52. Kilometer- a metric unit of measurement equal to 1,000 meters (approximately 0.621371 miles).
  53. Kilowatt- a measure of 1,000 watts of electrical power.
  54. Kilter- proper condition; order.
  55. Kilobyte- a unit of memory or data equal to 1,024 bytes.
  56. Kimberlite- an igneous rock, which sometimes contains diamonds.
  57. Kingdom- a country, state, or territory ruled by a king or queen.
  58. Kinship- blood relationship.
  59. Kinesiology- the study of human movement.
  60. Kinkajou- a tropical American mammal, which has a prehensile tail and lives high in the trees.
  61. Kinesthetic- relating to kinesthesia, which is an awareness of position and movement of body parts.
  62. Kin- family members; relatives.
  63. Kindle- ignite; to set alight.
  64. Kingship- the position or authority of a king.
  65. Kinsman- a man who is one of a person’s blood relations.
  66. Kippah- a brimless cap worn by Jewish men, traditionally in a synagogue.
  67. Kirtle- a long gown or dress worn in former times.
  68. Kiss- to touch or caress with the lips as a sign of love, sexual desire, or greeting.
  69. Kismet- destiny; fate.
  70. Kitty- a pot of money for communal use, made up of contributions from a group.
  71. Kitbag- a bag or sack for carrying personal equipment and clothing.
  72. Killick- a small, makeshift anchor.
  73. Kinsfolk- one’s family and relations.
  74. Kirsch- a clear, colorless fruit brandy made from double distillation of morello cherries.
  75. Kit- a set of items grouped together for a specific purpose.
  76. Kitchen- a room or part of a room used for cooking and food preparation.
  77. Kickback- a reaction, often unexpected from an action.
  78. Killjoy- a person who deliberately spoils the enjoyment of others.
  79. Kinase- an enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of phosphate groups from high-energy, phosphate-donating molecules to specific substrates.
  80. Knitter- someone who knits, typically as a hobby.
  81. Knotweed- a plant related to buckwheat and features jointed stems.
  82. Knocker- a hinged fixture or a ring for knocking on a door.
  83. Knotty- full of knots; involved, difficult, or intricate.
  84. Knowledgeable- intelligent and well informed.
  85. Knickerbocker- trousers that end above the knee or just below worn especially in sports.
  86. Knell- the sound of a bell, especially when rung solemnly for a death or funeral.
  87. Knickers- loose-fitting trousers gathered at the knee or calf.
  88. Knockout- an act of knocking someone out, especially in boxing.
  89. Knoll- a small natural hill.
  90. Knob- a rounded handle, or a small, rounded projection, especially designed for pulling or turning.
  91. Knife- edge – a situation, condition, or issue finely balanced between different results.
  92. Knapsack- a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder.
  93. Knave- a dishonest or unscrupulous man.
  94. Knobble- to massage or squeeze with the knuckles.
  95. Knell- the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death.
  96. Knight- a man awarded a nonhereditary title by a monarch or other political leader for service to the monarch or country, especially in a military capacity.
  97. Knitwear- clothing made from knitted fabric.
  98. Knurl- a small, ridged, textured surface on a part of an object, usually designed to provide grip.
  99. Knockdown- a structure or piece of furniture designed for easy assembly and disassembly.
  100. Kraal- a traditional type of African village, usually surrounded by a fence or thorn bush.

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