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Most useful words for each reading of every Jōyō kanji

Kanji Usefulness Level 5 801-900 Vocab

This collection contains 117 words.
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running about; efforts; activity
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flight; elopement; running away; absconding
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pupil; pupillary
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1. pupil (of eye)
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2. eye
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spine; vertebral column
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1. kind; courteous; hospitable; warmly respectful
2. intimate  (see also: 懇ろになる)
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informal talk
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long epic song with shamisen accompaniment (developed in Edo in the early 17th century)
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vortex; maelstrom; whirlpool; convulsions; upheaval
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whirling tides
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nape of the neck
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magnanimity; generosity; welcoming personality
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testing; scrutiny; careful investigation
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conquest; domination; mastery
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successive championships
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equilibrium; balance
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presentation (e.g. of a gift, etc.)
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1. crevice; crack; gap; opening; clearance
2. spare moment; interval; break; pause; spare time
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obscene; indecent; lewd; bawdy; loose; improper; dirty
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obscenity; harlotry
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circulation; rotation; cycle
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penal servitude; imprisonment with hard labor (hard labour)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to learn by experience; to learn one's lesson; to learn the hard way
2. to have enough (of); to be disgusted with
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autumn where the foliage is as beautiful as brocade; autumn with beautiful leaves  (see also: 錦繍)
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1. brocade
2. fine dress; fine clothes
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paper money; note; bill
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contribution; donation
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noun, counter
passage; place; point; part  (カ所, ヶ所, etc. are mainly used as counters)
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1. ugly; unattractive
2. unsightly; unseemly  (see also: 醜い争い)
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shameful sight; disgraceful behavior; disgraceful behaviour
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chopsticks
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relative; relation; kin  (see also: 親類)
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summons; summonsing; citation; subpoena; arraigning; calling; summoning
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navy blue; deep blue
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certain country
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iron and steel
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to praise; to admire; to speak well of someone
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'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to go in the direction of; to proceed toward; to proceed according to; to repair to; to betake oneself to
2. to become; to face (facts, circumstances, etc.)
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moving to a different location to start a new job; (proceeding to) new appointment
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media; medium
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jealousy; envy
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
to be jealous of; to envy; to begrudge  (often written with kana only)
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isolation; cut off; blockade; quarantine; interception; deprivation
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to interrupt; to obstruct (e.g. a view, someone's way); to block (e.g. light, wind); to intercept
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stove; furnace; kiln
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ceramics; ceramic industry
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iron pot; kettle
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stalk; stem
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rhizome
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gums; teethridge
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contempt; derision; slight; disdain
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scorn; disdain; contempt
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
to scorn; to despise; to hold in contempt; to look down on; to disdain
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sense of smell; olfaction
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'gu' godan verb, transitive verb
to sniff; to smell
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1. soil
2. breeding ground; fertile ground (for); foundation (for the development of ...)
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1. nectar
2. honey
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nun; priestess
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1. nun  (colloquialism; this meaning is restricted to form 尼)
2. bitch  (derogatory)
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choices; alternatives; options
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amnesty; pardon
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remuneration; recompense; reward; toll
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1. receiving; reception; getting; being given  (humble)
2. eating; drinking; having  (humble)
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coronation; crowning
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to compose (e.g. a Japanese poem); to write
2. to recite (e.g. a poem); to chant
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draft poem; draught poem
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kegs of sake; lot of sake
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1. suitable; appropriate
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
2. appropriately
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shell; husk; hull; pod; chaff
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earth's crust
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shell
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ancient burial mound; barrow; tumulus
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cooking; culinary arts
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stone monument bearing an inscription (esp. memorial for future generations); stele; stela
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commemorative plaque (usu. on a stone); stone monument (bearing an inscription)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to become thin; to lose weight; to reduce (one's) weight; to slim
2. to be barren; to be infertile; to be sterile
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proviso
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practice; practising; putting into practice; implementation
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nourishment
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Confucianism
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to recommend; to advise; to encourage; to offer (wine)
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grudge; malice; hatred
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to cut (hair); to mow (grass); to harvest; to clip; to shear; to reap; to trim; to prune
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1. lock; padlock
noun, noun (suffix), counter
2. tablet; lozenge; pill
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support (family, esp. dependents: children or spouse); maintenance
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compromise; giving in
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disturbance; obstruction; hindrance; jamming; interference
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obstruction; hindrance
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temple or shrine visit; pilgrimage; homage
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fetus; foetus; embryo; unborn child
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den; haunt; hangout; home
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house-cloth; dust cloth
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uprising; revolt
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'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to avoid; to refrain from; to shun
2. to detest  (this meaning is restricted to form 忌む, 諱む)
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1. taboo; day, time, direction, words, etc. that must be avoided
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2. contraindication  (medicine, etc. term)
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becoming a mere shell or dead letter
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1. trifling with; toying with; playing with; making sport of; making fun of; leading around by the nose
2. tossing about (a ship)
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self-restraint; self-control; self-discipline
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to abuse (verbally); to curse at; to shout abuse at; to speak ill of
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prisoner
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lead (Pb)
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embarkation; boarding (an aeroplane, airplane)
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noun, noun (suffix), 'suru' verb
(licensed) teacher  (see also: 教育職員免許法)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to admonish; to persuade; to warn; to remonstrate
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perfect; complete; flawless  (完璧 is correct - see note)
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blackmail; extortion; threat (to extort money)
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reception; acceptance; enjoyment; being given
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heir
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imperial edict; decree
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critical illness; on the verge of death
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conferring of decorations
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kabuki; Japanese classical drama
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prey; victim
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1. bait; decoy; lure
2. easy prey; easy victim; sucker
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1. (animal) feed; fodder; pet food
2. bait; lure; enticement
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cape (on coast)
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