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kilter.noun
if one thing is out of kilter with another, the first thing does not agree with or fit in with the second; if something or someone is out of kilter or off kilter, they are not completely right, something is missing (ignoring feelings of tiredness knocks our body clocks out of kilter); kilter is the proper or usual state or condition; not working as well as usual; order (pollution has thrown the Earth's chemistry out of kilter; the engine was out of kilter)
out of kilter/off kilter.is not working as usual (uncaringness and greed are contributing causes for relationships to be out of kilter); awry, off balance, unbalanced, out of order, disordered, confused, muddled, out of tune, out of step with life and oneself 

knell, knelled, knelling, knells.verbs
intransitive verb use.to ring slowly and solemnly, especially for a funeral; toll; to give forth a mournful or ominous sound
transitive verb use.to signal, summon or proclaim by tolling
knell.noun
the sound of a bell knelling; a toll; a signal of disaster or destruction

kudo.noun,.plural.kudos
compliment, praise

kaon.noun,.plural.kaons
an unstable meson produced either in an electrically charged form with a mass 966 times that of the electron or in a neutral form with a mass 974 times that of the electron as a result of a high energy particle collision

keratin.noun
an albuminous (a complex protein as found in eggs, muscle, blood, tissues, etc.) substance forming the principal matter of hair, nails, horn, etc.
keratinous.adjective

Kirlian photography.noun,.plural.Kirlian photographies
the process of photographing an object by exposing film in a dark room to ultraviolet light that results from electronic and ionic interactions caused by an electric field (pictures of leafs kirlian-photography.com;.YouTube videos of fingers, etc. type 'kirlian photography'); photograph thus taken shows a light, glowing band surrounding the outline of the object. Book The Kirlian Aura

kin.noun,.plural.kins
one's relatives; family; kinfolk.same as.kinsfolk; kinsman or kinswoman
kin.adjective
related; akin
kinship.noun
connection by blood, marriage or adoption; family relationship; relationship by nature or character; affinity
kinsman.noun,.plural.
a relative who is a man; a man sharing the same racial, cultural or national background as another

kindred.noun,.plural.kindreds
a group of related persons, as a clan or tribe; a person's relatives; kinfolk
kindred.adjective
of the same ancestry or family (kindred clans); having a similar or related origin, nature or character (kindred emotions, kindred spirits or attitudes)
kindredness.noun

kinetic.adjective
of, relating.to.or.produced by motion; the motion of material bodies and the forces and energy associated therewith; active, lively; dynamic, energizing 
kinetically.adverb
kinetic energy.noun
energy associated with motion 
kinetic theory.noun
also called kinetic theory of gases; either of two theories in physics based on the fact that the minute-particles of a substance are in vigorous motion; a theory that the particles of a gas move in straight lines with high average velocity, continually encountering one another, thus altering their individual velocities and directions and causing pressure by their impact against the walls of a container; a theory that the temperature of a substance increases with an increase in either the average kinetic energy of the particles or the average potential energy of separation (as in fusion) of the particles or in both when heat is added, called also kinetic theory of heat

kinematics.noun
the branch of mechanics that studies the motion of a body or a system of bodies without consideration given to its mass or the forces acting on it
kinematic or kinematical.adjective
kinematically.adverb

kinesthesia.noun
the sense that detects bodily position, weight or movement of the muscles, tendons and joints, thanks to our balance system
kinesthetic.adjective
kinesthetically.adverb

kinesiology.noun,.plural.kinesiologies
the study of muscles, especially the mechanics of human motion; from Greek 'kinsis', meaning 'movement' and from kinein, to move
kinesiologist.noun,.plural.kinesiologists

kinesics.noun
the study of nonlinguistic bodily movements, such as gestures and facial expressions, as a means of communication; body language
kinesic.adjective

knead, kneaded, kneading, kneads.transitive verbs
to mix and work into a uniform mass, as by folding, pressing and stretching with the hands (kneading dough); to make or shape by or as if by folding, pressing and stretching with the hands; to squeeze, press or roll with the hands, as in massaging
kneader.noun

keel.noun
the principal structural member of a ship, running lengthwise along the center line from bow to stern, to which the frames are attached; the structure, such as the breastbone of a bird, that resembles a ship's keel in function or shape; the principal structural member of an aircraft, resembling a ship's keel in shape and function; a pair of united petals in certain flowers, as those of the pea
keel, keeled, keeling, keels.transitive and intransitive verbs
to capsize or cause to capsize (keep 'er on an even keel matey)
keel over.phrasal verb
to collapse or fall into or as if into a faint 

kelp.noun
any of various brownish, nutritious seaweeds that grow along colder coastlines. Seaweeds (sea vegetables) are high in necessary vitamins and minerals

keen, keener, keenest.adjectives
having a fine, sharp cutting edge or point; having or marked by intellectual quickness and acuity; sharp; acutely sensitive (a keen ear); vivid; intense; piercing (a keen wind); pungent; acrid (a keen smell of skunk was left behind); ardent; enthusiastic (a keen chess player); eagerly.desirous (keen on going to Europe in the spring); eager 
slang.great; splendid; fine (what a keen day!)
keener, keenness.nouns
keenly.adverb

keepsake.noun,.plural.keepsakes
something given or kept; a memento

kindling.noun
easily ignited material, such as dry sticks of wood, used to start a fire

kindle, kindled, kindling, kindles.verbs
transitive verb use.to build or fuel (a fire); to set fire to; ignite; light up (the sunset kindled the skies); to arouse an emotion (the music kindled fond memories of my home town)
intransitive verb use.to catch fire; burst into flame; to be stirred up
kindler.noun,.plural.kindlers
small sticks gathered and stacked, used for beginning a fire

kindle
a brood or litter, especially of kittens; flock
kindle, kindled, kindling, kindles.intransitive verbs
to give birth

kleptocracy.noun, plural.kleptocracies
a government, which is a group of individuals banded together, characterized by rampant greed and corruption
kleptocratic.adjective

kowtow, kowtowed, kowtowing, kowtows.intransitive verbs
to show servile.deference; fawn; to kneel and touch the forehead to the ground in expression of deep respect, worship or submission, as formerly done in China 
kowtow.noun
the act of kneeling and touching the forehead to the ground; an obsequious act

knowledge.noun
knowledge is information gained that is useful in forming beliefs.beneficial to all; the state or fact of knowing; familiarity, awareness or comprehension gained through experience or study; the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered or learned; erudition (teachers of great knowledge); specific information about something
knowledgeable.adjective
possessing or showing knowledge or intelligence; perceptive and well-informed
knowledgeably.adverb
knowledgeability.or.knowledgeableness.noun

know, knew, known, knowing, knows.verbs
transitive verb use.to grasp in the mind with clarity and certainty; a state of sureness about something (having disproved the theory of evolution, she was now looking to prove the beginning of life was caused by what we call God); to regard as true beyond doubt (I know an invisible world exists that supports this one); to have fixed in the mind (knows her verbs and that they are a part of language; knows her way around town); to perceive directly (not only has he personal experience, but he also has enough empirical.evidence to be convinced); be skilled in (knows how to cook); to be acquainted with (He doesn't know his neighbors yet); is persuaded about (); if you know a fact, a piece of information or an answer, you have it correctly in your mind; if you know someone, you are familiar with them because you have met them and talked to them before; if you say that you know of something, you mean that you have heard about it but you do not necessarily have a lot of information about it (I've heart that the Indian restaurant has most flavorful fair); possessing knowledge, information or understanding
We know of the incident but have no further details.
intransitive verb use.to possess knowledge, understanding or information; to be cognizant or aware
knowable.adjective
knower.noun, plural.knowers
knowing.adjective
possessing knowledge, information or comprehension; intelligent; showing clever awareness and resourcefulness; suggestive of secret or private knowledge (a knowing glance)
knowingly.adverb
knowingness.noun

King Henry VIII (1491-1547) king of England (1509-1547)
Henry VIII had six wives, fought numerous wars in Europe and even aspired to become Holy Roman Emperor in order to extend his control to Europe. He rejected the authority of the pope and the Roman Catholic Church, confiscated church lands and promoted religious reformers to power.(*). His greatest achievement was to initiate the Protestant Reformation in England. 

He ruthlessly increased the power of royal government, using Parliament to sanction his actions unapproved by the people (compare the Articles of Confederation which, with some changes became the constitution of the U.S.A.). Henry ruled through powerful ministers who, like his six wives were never safe in their positions. He is most famous for founding the Church of England and for having six wives, two of whom he had beheaded.
Henry's wives were:
Catherine of Aragón-was married to Henry at twelve years old. The pope refused to make a decision on Henry's  proposed annulment and in 1533 Henry was married to Anne Boleyn by the archbishop of Canterbury. In 1534 the pope finally declared that the first marriage was valid, thus bringing about the alienation of Henry VIII from the Roman Catholic church. Catherine did not quit the kingdom, but was thereafter closely guarded. During this time she displayed heroic courage and steadfastly refused to sign away her rights and those of Mary her daughter.
Anne Boleyn-lasted less than a month, Henry having tired of her quickly. On May 2, 1536 Anne was imprisoned in the Tower of London on apparent charges of adultery with her brother, three gentlemen of the privy chamber and a musician of the court and of conspiring with these men against the king's life. She was executed and replaced by Jane Seymour.
Jane Seymour-served as a lady in waiting to Catherine of Aragón and later to Anne Boleyn. Less than two weeks after the execution of Anne Boleyn, Jane privately married the king. She died on October 24, 1537, 12 days after the birth of her son, Edward, Henry's only male heir, later King Edward VI of England. Her portrait was destroyed by fire in 1698.
Anne of Cleves was divorced by Henry six months into the marriage on July 9, 1540.
Catherine Howard-was accused of immoral conduct both before and during her marriage. She admitted to premarital relations and her accusers produced witnesses to testify to her adultery. Two of her accused lovers were beheaded in December and on February 13, 1542, she, too, was beheaded in the Tower of London.-
Catherine Parr-was sixth and last queen of Henry. After Henry's death and the accession of Edward VI, she married the new king's uncle, Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley.

comprised from Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved

kingpin.noun
the most important person or element in an enterprise or a system; the foremost or central pin in an arrangement of bowling pins, also called head pin

Martin Luther King Jr., 1929-1968 (assassinated), American clergyman and Nobel Prize winner, one of the principal leaders of the American civil rights movement and a prominent advocate of nonviolent protest, as also Ghandi was.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the eldest son of Martin Luther King, Sr., a Baptist minister and his mother Alberta Williams King. His father served as pastor of a large Atlanta church, Ebenezer Baptist, which had been founded by Martin Luther King, Jr.'s maternal grandfather. King, Jr. was ordained as a Baptist minister at age 18. Throughout his education, King was exposed to influences that related Christian theology to the struggles of oppressed peoples. At Morehouse, Crozer and Boston University, he studied the teachings on nonviolent protest of Indian leader Mohandas Gandhi. King also read and heard the sermons of white Protestant ministers who preached against American racism. Benjamin E. Mays, president of Morehouse and a leader in the national community of racially liberal clergymen, was especially important in shaping King's theological development.Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

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