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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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contortionistcon‧tor‧tion‧ist /kənˈtɔːʃənɪst $ -ɔːr-/ noun [countable]  APBENDsomeone who twists their body into strange positions in order to entertain people
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contortionistMitchell also said he did not anticipate contortionists having any specific problems with their bones as they age.Marcel was a professional contortionist for decades.I recently saw a circus act with contortionists folding themselves in amazing ways.
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