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amphistylic

(Anat.) Having the mandibular arch articulated with the hyoid arch and the cranium, as in the cestraciont sharks; -- said of a skull.

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outthrust

  • noun an outcropping of rock that extends outward

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hyostylic

(Anat.) Having the mandible suspended by the hyomandibular, or upper part of the hyoid arch, as in fishes, instead of directly articulated with the skull as in mammals; -- said of the skull.

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clench

  • noun a small slip noose made with seizing
    clinch.
  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; grasp; hold; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing

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autostylic

(Anat.) Having the mandibular arch articulated directly to the cranium, as in the skulls of the Amphibia.

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tauten

  • verb become taut or tauter
    firm.
    • Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly
    • the rope tautened
  • verb make taut or tauter
    firm.
    • tauten a rope

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underhung

  • adjective satellite supported from below especially resting on a track instead of suspended from above
    • underhung sliding doors
  • adjective satellite having a lower part projecting beyond the upper
    undershot; underslung.
    • an underhung jaw
    • undershot bulldog

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claudication

  • noun disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
    gameness; lameness; limping; gimpiness; gimp.

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underslung

  • adjective satellite supported from above especially in a vehicle having springs attached to the axle from below
  • adjective satellite having a lower part projecting beyond the upper
    undershot; underhung.
    • an underhung jaw
    • undershot bulldog

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crusher

  • noun a device that crushes something

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stubbled

  • adjective satellite having a short growth of beard
    bestubbled; stubbly.
    • his stubbled chin

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jut

  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    protrusion; extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; hump; prominence; bump; swelling; excrescence; gibbosity; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns
  • noun the act of projecting out from something
    protrusion; jutting; projection.

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prognathous

  • adjective having a projecting lower jaw
    prognathic; hypognathous.

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unhinge

  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    perturb; disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill
  • verb remove the hinges from
    • unhinge the door

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prognathic

  • adjective having a projecting lower jaw
    prognathous; hypognathous.

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undershot

  • adjective satellite having a lower part projecting beyond the upper
    underslung; underhung.
    • an underhung jaw
    • undershot bulldog
  • verb fall short of (the runway) in a landing
    undershoot.
    • The plane undershot the runway

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clench

  • noun a small slip noose made with seizing
    clinch.
  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; grasp; hold; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing

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chinless

  • adjective satellite having a receding chin

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protractile

  • adjective satellite able to be extended
    protractible.
    • protractile muscle

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sandpapery

  • adjective satellite having the abrasive texture of sandpaper

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clench

  • noun a small slip noose made with seizing
    clinch.
  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; grasp; hold; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing

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stubbly

  • adjective satellite having a short growth of beard
    bestubbled; stubbled.
    • his stubbled chin

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whiskery

  • adjective satellite having hair on the cheeks and chin
    bewhiskered; bearded; whiskered; barbate.

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chuck

  • noun informal terms for a meal
    eats; grub; chow.
  • noun the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade

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synapsid

  • noun extinct reptile having a single pair of lateral temporal openings in the skull
    synapsid reptile.

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firm

  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    house; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house
  • verb become taut or tauter
    tauten.
    • Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly
    • the rope tautened

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edentulous

  • adjective satellite having lost teeth

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apelike

  • adjective satellite resembling apes
    anthropoid; anthropoidal.
  • adjective satellite being or given to servile imitation
    apish.

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sag

  • noun a shape that sags
    droop.
    • there was a sag in the chair seat
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; droop.

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clenched

  • adjective satellite closed or squeezed together tightly
    clinched.
    • a clenched fist
    • his clenched (or clinched) teeth
  • verb hold in a tight grasp
    clinch; clench.
    • clench a steering wheel

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grip

  • noun the act of grasping
    clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; hold; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
    hold; handgrip; handle.
    • he grabbed the hammer by the handle
    • it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip

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tensed

  • adjective satellite having inflections to indicate tense
  • verb become stretched or tense or taut
    strain; tense.
    • the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed
    • "the rope strained when the weight was attached

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chiseled

  • adjective satellite having a clean and distinct outline as if precisely cut along the edges
    well-defined.
    • a finely chiseled nose
    • well-defined features
  • verb engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
    cheat; chisel.
    • Who's chiseling on the side?

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slack

  • noun dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
  • noun a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
    falling off; slump; falloff; drop-off.
    • the team went into a slump
    • a gradual slack in output
    • a drop-off in attendance
    • a falloff in quality

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maxillomandibular

  • adjective relating to the upper and lower jaws

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twitch

  • noun a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition
    vellication; twitching.
  • verb make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion
    jerk.
    • his face is twitching

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whiskered

  • adjective satellite having hair on the cheeks and chin
    bewhiskered; bearded; barbate; whiskery.
  • verb furnish with whiskers
    bewhisker; whisker.
    • a whiskered jersey

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tighten

  • verb make tight or tighter
    fasten.
    • Tighten the wire
  • verb become tight or tighter
    • The rope tightened

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orthognathous

(Anat.) Having the front of the head, or the skull, nearly perpendicular, not retreating backwards above the jaws; -- opposed to prognathous. See Gnathic index, under Gnathic.

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square

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    foursquare.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • noun the product of two equal terms
    second power.
    • nine is the second power of three
    • gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance

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tighten

  • verb make tight or tighter
    fasten.
    • Tighten the wire
  • verb become tight or tighter
    • The rope tightened

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moose

  • noun large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
    European elk; elk; Alces alces.

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piltdown

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lumpy

  • adjective satellite like or containing small sticky lumps
    chunky.
    • the dumplings were chunky pieces of uncooked dough
  • adjective satellite having lumps; not smooth and even in texture
    • lumpy gravy

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adductor

  • noun a muscle that draws a body part toward the median line
    adductor muscle.

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jutting

  • noun the act of projecting out from something
    protrusion; projection; jut.
  • verb extend out or project in space
    project; protrude; jut out; stick out; jut.
    • His sharp nose jutted out
    • A single rock sticks out from the cliff

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gripper

One who, or that which, grips or seizes.

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squarish

  • adjective satellite somewhat square in appearance or form

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jut

  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    protrusion; extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; hump; prominence; bump; swelling; excrescence; gibbosity; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns
  • noun the act of projecting out from something
    protrusion; jutting; projection.

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orthopedics

  • noun the branch of medical science concerned with disorders or deformities of the spine and joints
    orthopaedics.

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jowly

  • adjective satellite having sagging folds of flesh beneath the chin or lower jaw
    loose-jowled; double-chinned.

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unhinge

  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    perturb; disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill
  • verb remove the hinges from
    • unhinge the door

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excursive

  • adjective satellite (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
    digressive; rambling; discursive.
    • amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things
    • a rambling discursive book
    • his excursive remarks
    • a rambling speech about this and that

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closer

  • noun a person who closes something
    • whoever is the closer has to turn out the lights and lock up
  • noun (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
    finisher.

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overshot

  • adjective satellite having an upper part projecting beyond the lower
    • an overshot jaw
  • verb shoot beyond or over (a target)
    overshoot.

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squamosal

(Anat.) (a) Scalelike; squamous; as, the squamosal bone. (b) Of or pertaining to the squamosal bone. -- n. The squamous part of the temporal bone, or a bone correspondending to it, under Temporal.

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unhinged

  • adjective satellite affected with madness or insanity
    crazy; brainsick; demented; disturbed; mad; sick; unbalanced.
    • a man who had gone mad
  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    perturb; disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder; unhinge.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

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bristly

  • adjective satellite very irritable
    waspish; prickly; splenetic.
    • bristly exchanges between the White House and the press
    • he became prickly and spiteful
    • witty and waspish about his colleagues
  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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protrude

  • verb extend out or project in space
    project; jut out; stick out; jut.
    • His sharp nose jutted out
    • A single rock sticks out from the cliff
  • verb bulge outward
    bulge; bug out; pop; come out; start; pop out; bulge out.
    • His eyes popped

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tense

  • noun a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
  • verb become stretched or tense or taut
    strain.
    • the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed
    • "the rope strained when the weight was attached

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pugnacious

  • adjective satellite tough and callous by virtue of experience
    hard-bitten; hard-boiled.
  • adjective satellite ready and able to resort to force or violence
    rough.
    • pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville
    • they were rough and determined fighting men

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ache

  • noun a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
    aching.
  • verb feel physical pain
    suffer; hurt.
    • Were you hurting after the accident?

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shaven

  • adjective having the beard or hair cut off close to the skin
    shaved.
  • verb remove body hair with a razor
    shave.

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slacken

  • verb become slow or slower
    slow down; slow; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed
  • verb make less active or fast
    slack up; slack; relax.
    • He slackened his pace as he got tired
    • Don't relax your efforts now

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fleshless

Destitute of flesh; lean. Carlyle.

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firm

  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    house; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house
  • verb become taut or tauter
    tauten.
    • Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly
    • the rope tautened

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abscessed

  • adjective satellite infected and filled with pus
    • an abscessed tooth

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tighten

  • verb make tight or tighter
    fasten.
    • Tighten the wire
  • verb become tight or tighter
    • The rope tightened

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bulldog

  • noun a sturdy thickset short-haired breed with a large head and strong undershot lower jaw; developed originally in England for bull baiting
    English bulldog.
  • verb attack viciously and ferociously

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puller

  • noun someone who applies force so as to cause motion toward herself or himself
  • noun someone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
    tugger; dragger.

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reptilian

  • noun any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms
    reptile.
  • adjective of or relating to the class Reptilia

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radiolucencies

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rocklike

  • adjective satellite hard as granite
    granitelike; stony; granitic.
    • a granitic fist

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orangutan

  • noun large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits
    orangutang; Pongo pygmaeus; orang.

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musculature

  • noun the muscular system of an organism
    muscle system; muscular structure.

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apish

  • adjective satellite being or given to servile imitation
    apelike.

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agape

  • noun (Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind
  • noun selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)
    agape love.

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toothy

  • adjective satellite having or showing prominent teeth
    • a toothy smile

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quiver

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a shaky motion
    quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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slaver

  • noun a person engaged in slave trade
    slave dealer; slave trader.
  • noun someone who holds slaves
    slave owner; slaveholder.

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clack

  • noun a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
    clap.
  • noun a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction
    clack valve; clapper valve.

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vise

  • noun a holding device attached to a workbench; has two jaws to hold workpiece firmly in place
    bench vise.

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flex

  • noun the act of flexing
    • he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies
  • verb contract
    • flex a muscle

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toothless

  • adjective lacking teeth
    • most birds are toothless
    • a toothless old crone
  • adjective satellite lacking necessary force for effectiveness
    • a toothless piece of legislation

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sag

  • noun a shape that sags
    droop.
    • there was a sag in the chair seat
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; droop.

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fracture

  • noun breaking of hard tissue such as bone
    break.
    • it was a nasty fracture
    • the break seems to have been caused by a fall
  • noun (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
    fault; geological fault; break; faulting; shift.
    • they built it right over a geological fault
    • he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

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slacken

  • verb become slow or slower
    slow down; slow; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed
  • verb make less active or fast
    slack up; slack; relax.
    • He slackened his pace as he got tired
    • Don't relax your efforts now

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dislocated

  • adjective satellite separated at the joint
    disjointed; separated.
    • a dislocated knee
    • a separated shoulder
  • verb move out of position
    splay; dislocate; slip; luxate.
    • dislocate joints
    • the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically

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clamp

  • noun a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
    clinch.
  • verb fasten or fix with a clamp
    • clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened

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chisel

  • noun an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
  • verb engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
    cheat.
    • Who's chiseling on the side?

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throb

  • noun a deep pulsating type of pain
  • noun an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
    throbbing; pounding.
    • he felt a throbbing in his head

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protruding

  • adjective satellite extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary
    sticking; jutting; relieved; sticking out; projected; projecting.
    • the jutting limb of a tree
    • massive projected buttresses
    • his protruding ribs
    • a pile of boards sticking over the end of his truck
  • verb extend out or project in space
    project; protrude; jut out; stick out; jut.
    • His sharp nose jutted out
    • A single rock sticks out from the cliff

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gap

  • noun a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    spread.
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs
  • noun an open or empty space in or between things
    opening.
    • there was a small opening between the trees
    • the explosion made a gap in the wall

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sagging

  • adjective satellite hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)
    drooping; droopy.
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; sag; droop.

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winking

  • noun a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    nictitation; eye blink; nictation; blinking; blink; wink.
  • verb signal by winking
    wink.
    • She winked at him

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misalign

  • verb align imperfectly or badly
    • the elements of the turbine were misaligned

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pliers

  • noun a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
    pair of pliers; plyers.
  • noun someone who plies a trade
    plier; plyer.

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australopithecine

  • noun any of several extinct humanlike bipedal primates with relatively small brains of the genus Australopithecus; from 1 to 4 million years ago
  • adjective of or belonging to the hominid genus Australopithecus

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tightening

  • noun the act of making something tighter
    • the tightening of economic controls
  • verb make tight or tighter
    fasten; tighten.
    • Tighten the wire

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centric

  • adjective satellite having or situated at or near a center
    centrical.

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flex

  • noun the act of flexing
    • he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies
  • verb contract
    • flex a muscle

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stiffen

  • verb become stiff or stiffer
    • He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room
  • verb make stiff or stiffer
    • Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine

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pharyngeal

  • noun a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
    pharyngeal consonant; guttural consonant; guttural.
  • adjective of or relating to the throat
    • pharyngeal fricatives

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bunch

  • noun a grouping of a number of similar things
    clustering; cluster; clump.
    • a bunch of trees
    • a cluster of admirers
  • noun an informal body of friends
    gang; crowd; crew.
    • he still hangs out with the same crowd

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hinge

  • noun a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
    flexible joint.
  • noun a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend
    • his absence is the hinge of our plan

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clonus

  • noun convulsion characterized by alternating contractions and relaxations

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protrusion

  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; hump; prominence; bump; swelling; excrescence; jut; gibbosity; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns
  • noun the act of projecting out from something
    jutting; projection; jut.

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grizzled

  • adjective satellite having dark hairs mixed with grey or white
  • verb be in a huff; be silent or sullen
    brood; stew; grizzle.

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gape

  • noun an expression of openmouthed astonishment
  • noun a stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open)

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gaping

  • adjective satellite with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe
    agape.
    • the gaping audience
    • we stood there agape with wonder
    • with mouth agape
  • verb look with amazement; look stupidly
    goggle; gape; gawk; gawp.

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depressor

  • noun any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down
    depressor muscle.
  • noun any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves
    depressor nerve.

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