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 for juncture
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Juncture \Junc"ture\ (j[u^][ng]k"t[-u]r; 135), n. [L. junctura,
     fr. jungere to join. See Jointure.]
     1. A joining; a union; an alliance. [Obs.] "Devotional
        compliance and juncture of hearts." --Eikon Basilike.
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     2. The line or point at which two bodies are joined; a joint;
        an articulation; a seam; as, the junctures of a vessel or
        of the bones. --Boyle.
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     3. A point of time; esp., one made critical or important by a
        concurrence of circumstances; hence, a crisis; an
        exigency. "Extraordinary junctures." --Addison.
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              In such a juncture, what can the most plausible and
              refined philosophy offer?             --Berkeley.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  juncture
      n 1: an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures
           he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on
           special occasions" [syn: juncture, occasion]
      2: a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision
         must be made; "at that juncture he had no idea what to do";
         "he must be made to realize that the company stands at a
         critical point" [syn: juncture, critical point,
         crossroads]
      3: the shape or manner in which things come together and a
         connection is made [syn: articulation, join, joint,
         juncture, junction]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  107 Moby Thesaurus words for "juncture":
     ankle, articulation, boundary, butt, caesura, cervix, circumstance,
     clause boundary, clause terminal, clinch, close juncture, closure,
     colon, comma, condition, conjuncture, connecting link,
     connecting rod, connection, contingency, coupling, crisis,
     crossroads, crux, day, dovetail, elbow, embrace, emergency, event,
     eventuality, exigency, falling terminal, fateful moment,
     gliding joint, hinge, hinged joint, hip, hour, incident, instant,
     interface, interval, join, joining, joint, junction, kairos, knee,
     knuckle, link, minute, miter, moment, moment of truth, mortise,
     neck, occasion, occurrence, open juncture, pass, pause, period,
     pinch, pivot, pivot joint, plight, point, posture, predicament,
     pregnant moment, psychological moment, quandary, rabbet,
     rising terminal, sandhi, scarf, seam, season, semicolon, shoulder,
     situation, space, span, spell, stage, state, status, stitch, stop,
     strait, stretch, suture, symphysis, terminal, tie rod, time,
     time lag, toggle, toggle joint, turning point, union, weld, while,
     word boundary, wrist, zero hour
  
  

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