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{adj: exasperated, cheesed off, browned off} greatly annoyed; out of patience
"had an exasperated look on his face"
"felt exasperated beyond endurance"

{adj: impassive, stolid} having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
"her impassive remoteness"
"he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall
"a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf
"her face showed nothing but stolid indifference"

{n: center} the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game

{n: cliff, drop, drop-off} a steep high face of rock
"he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"
"a steep drop"

{n: confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-off} a hostile disagreement face-to-face

{n: face-off} (ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players

{n: facial artery, arteria facialis, external maxillary artery} an artery that originates in the external carotid and gives off branches that supply the neck and face

{n: sideburn, burnside, mutton chop, side-whiskers} beard grown down the side of a man's face in front of the ears (especially when the rest of the beard is shaved off)

{n: spall, spawl} a fragment broken off from the edge or face of stone or ore and having at least one thin edge
"a truck bearing a mound of blue spalls"

{n: tradeoff, trade-off} an exchange that occurs as a compromise
"I faced a tradeoff between eating and buying my medicine"

{v: face off, bully off} start a game by a face-off

{v: fall} assume a disappointed or sad expression
"Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"
"his crest fell"

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